Thanksgiving 2012: How Much Turkey Is Too Much?

ABC News' Dan Lieberman wonders if there's ever a reason to worry about overeating on Thanksgiving.
3:20 | 11/22/12

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The -- the numbers -- It's the pie in 1990 that's the killer yet it is still lobby to apply here. -- hit his second technical with Turkey and stuffing them. And here is to have doubled its like a -- this holiday -- -- very good I want him back we have something new here this morning on world news now we call it. Ever wonder. So did you ever won heard about over all England Thanksgiving in them that I didn't -- -- never just do it ABC you can -- -- -- And the culinary. Friend starts up. Mean anything anybody everybody. Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season you know what people love you. When families -- and give thanks for the years blessings looked up up up and most of us and told -- one thing over eighty. So ever wonder what we can do about it this is ever wonder let's go find out the what what -- -- Thanksgiving means family time is sitting around having good this. Should she would you love about -- end everything via the movement. There is every -- take a look at how much more we see room on Thanksgiving the USDA recommends an average of 2000 calories a day. But in typical Thanksgiving meal adds up to 3000 calories. Throughout the whole Thanksgiving Day the average American consumers. Thousand our. Family being together overeating that's -- reason burger head chef at fairway market. Who says it's all too easy to overreach on Thanksgiving everybody has the candy sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes of the border. Everybody has the pies this week's -- what do you do -- you have ice cream downstairs there's nothing small about Thanksgiving. Big -- these humpback noises and found that while we get up to 45 pounds thirty partisan quarter. At the checkout Thanksgiving is piled high. And stuffed. Right in our faces. -- everything more -- -- you have to that's what people want it is what people warrants but. Are we prepared for the consequences. To get help I headed to his chin with my Turkey doggie bag in hand. The intensity just a little bit. -- have you trying to turn up as well as tough pain in the we have -- -- message consistent interest. And that's just what -- members like Madison Lawrence are doing that everything. Hats and consistency in your routine that fits that question is consistency -- my -- it's all about moderates can't stop it. Can you shouldn't stop moving and I wondered what if I can keep what do you think we can gain on Thanksgiving and after an -- -- game anywhere between -- and found nothing. So why does Thanksgiving means eating this much a lot of people Thanksgiving rolls mountain -- -- on the plates. And a lot of people in what's in front of -- -- to go with small portions. People -- believe that politics -- -- -- ABC news New York.

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