Here’s The Calorie Count For Thanksgiving Dinner

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A feast for thanksgiving dinner, photographed in the LAT studio, Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.  (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Not to ruin your mood, but we’ve got the breakdown on how many calories the holiday meal will cost you. The Calorie Control Council did the math and it’s some big numbers.

The average Thanksgiving meal runs about Three-thousand one-hundred-fifty calories. They could go higher depending on appetizers and drinks. There’s 159 grams of fat in there. Add more if you love gravy!

If the numbers shock you, there are healthy alternatives. How about this?

- 6 ounces of white, skinless turkey (220 calories and 6 grams of fat) instead of 6 ounces of dark meat turkey with skin (374 calories and 12 grams of fat)

- 1 cup of mashed cauliflower (60 calories) instead of 1 cup of regular mashed potatoes (237 calories)

- 1/2 cup of baked sweet potato (80 calories) over 1 cup sweet potatoes with marshmallows (610 calories)

And take the top crust off your pies to drop it by 100 calories. 

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