Holiday and Christmas Calories

How Far You'll Need to Walk

Christmas Dinner
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How far would you have to walk to burn off the calories you enjoy during the Christmas and holiday season? Check the holiday goodies that you will be eating and drinking and see how far you must walk in steps, miles and kilometers to burn them off.

You might want to save the calories and miles for just one big celebration with the family. Or you may schedule some walking workouts on the treadmill or long walks outdoors to balance the calories against the miles.

Get the whole family moving more as part of your celebration by planning fun family walking time. But you may have to use some more tactics, such as these sneaky ways to walk 10,000 steps per day during the holidays. Be sure to dress for cold weather walking to enjoy your walks.

Holiday and Christmas Calories and Walking Calculator

Holiday Drinks

Calories

Miles

KM

Steps

1 glass cider or sparkling grape juice

120

1.4

2.3

2824

1 cup eggnog

343

4.0

6.5

8071

1 mixed drink

250

2.9

4.7

5882

1 hot buttered rum

218

2.6

4.1

5129

1 Irish coffee

218

2.6

4.1

5129

1 glass wine

120

1.4

2.3

2824

1 bottle of beer

271

3.2

5.1

6376

1 cup coffee with cream and sugar

50

0.6

0.9

1176

Holiday Party Appetizers:

Calories

Miles

KM

Steps

1 celery stalk with cream cheese

45

0.5

0.9

1059

A half cup of mixed raw vegetables

25

0.3

0.5

588

5 large olives

92

1.1

1.7

2165

A half cup of mixed nuts

440

5.2

8.3

10353

A half cup of fresh fruit

60

0.7

1.1

1412

1 ounce tortilla or potato chips

150

1.8

2.8

3529

1 tablespoon dip for chips

75

0.9

1.4

1765

1 tablespoon spinach dip

53

0.6

1.0

1247

10 Wheat Thins

90

1.1

1.7

2118

5 Ritz crackers

88

1.0

1.7

2071

1/2 cup of Chex mix

140

1.6

2.7

3294

1 cracker with cheese

70

0.8

1.3

1647

2 tablespoons of cheese ball

90

1.1

1.7

2118

1 half of deviled egg

73

0.9

1.4

1718

a mini-quiche

60

0.7

1.1

1412

2 oz. boiled shrimp with cocktail sauce

80

0.9

1.5

1882

2 oz. Swedish meatballs

100

1.2

1.9

2353

Sweets and Desserts:

Calories

Miles

KM

Steps

1 tangerine

40

0.5

0.8

941

2 chocolate mints

60

0.7

1.1

1412

1 candy cane

60

0.7

1.1

1412

1 small piece fudge

70

0.8

1.3

1647

1 piece divinity

70

0.8

1.3

1647

1 chocolate-covered cherry

75

0.9

1.4

1765

1 chocolate from box

50

0.6

0.9

1176

1 iced gingerbread cookie

100

1.2

1.9

2353

2 small chocolate chip cookies

150

1.8

2.8

3529

1 shortbread cookie

100

1.2

1.9

2353

1 snickerdoodle cookie

90

1.1

1.7

2118

1 slice fruitcake

324

3.8

6.1

7624

1 slice cheesecake

372

4.4

7.1

8753

1 piece apple pie (1/8 of 9-in pie)

410

4.8

7.8

9647

1 piece pecan pie (1/8 of 9-in pie)

480

5.6

9.1

11294

1 piece pumpkin pie (1/8 of 9-in pie)

180

2.1

3.4

4235

½ cup whipped cream

75

0.9

1.4

1765

½ cup ice cream

145

1.7

2.8

3412

1 slice of mincemeat pie

360

4.2

6.8

8471

Salads:

Calories

Miles

KM

Steps

3 cups salad greens with 2 tbsp. dressing

210

2.5

4.0

4941

3 cups salad with diet dressing

100

1.2

1.9

2353

1 tablespoon ranch dressing

75

0.9

1.4

1765

½ cup gelatin with fruit

120

1.4

2.3

2824

½ cup Waldorf salad

110

1.3

2.1

2588

Christmas Dinner:

Calories

Miles

KM

Steps

6 ounces cured ham

300

3.5

5.7

7059

6 ounces white and dark turkey

340

4.0

6.5

8000

6 ounces goose

400

4.7

7.6

9412

6 ounces prime rib

330

3.9

6.3

7765

½ cup stuffing

180

2.1

3.4

4235

½ cup cranberry sauce

190

2.2

3.6

4471

1 potato latke

247

2.9

4.7

5812

½ cup mashed potatoes

150

1.8

2.8

3529

½ cup gravy

150

1.8

2.8

3529

1 baked potato with sour cream

150

1.8

2.8

3529

½ cup green bean casserole

225

2.6

4.3

5294

½ cup sautéed green beans

50

0.6

0.9

1176

½ cup candied sweet potatoes

150

1.8

2.8

3529

1 dinner roll

110

1.3

2.1

2588

1 pat butter

45

0.5

0.9

1059

Leftovers:

Calories

Miles

KM

Steps

1 turkey sandwich with mayo and cranberry sauce

450

5.3

8.5

10588

1 open-face turkey sandwich with stuffing and gravy

290

3.4

5.5

6824

Note: These calorie and distance totals are based on an average sized American. Your mileage may vary, so get moving now!

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