Thanksgiving Dinner: How Many Calories Are on Your Plate?
Why Should We Track Calories?
Calories are the amount of energy in food, and we need them to do various activities through the day — even to sleep and rest. Depending on age, weight and exercise routine, different calorie amounts are needed. Women aged 18 and older need between 1,600 and 2,000 calories a day (if they are not physically active). Men over 18 need 2,000 to 2,400 calories a day. Comparing brands and recipes in advance on sites like CalorieCount.com can help you plan how much you should eat on Thanksgiving.