I love being in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. Between the delicious smells, nice company and constant foot traffic (everyone finds a reason to stop by the kitchen on Thanksgiving!), it's the place to be in the lead-up to the year's most sumptuous meal. But anyone who's ever hoisted a turkey out of the oven or chopped so many veggies their wrists have cramped knows that making Thanksgiving dinner can be hard work. And though a lot of attention is paid to the calories consumed on Thanksgiving, not that much thought is given to the calories burned. It turns out to be a lot.
We decided to calculate the number of calories burned while making Thanksgiving dinner for the November/December issue of EatingWell. Using some of the Mayo Clinic's research into working metabolic rates (and some simple calculating), we were able to work out just how much youRead More »from Burn 700 Calories Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner