Research from the Calorie Control Council reveals that the average American devours over 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during the traditional holiday dinner. The dinner alone accounts for 3,000 calories, while the extra 1,500 comes from the extras (drinks) consumed before and after. For anyone keeping count, that's 2.25 times the typical daily calorie intake and 3.5 times the fat, or the fat equivalent of 3 sticks of butter.

Don't be bashful at the dinner table today, just be sure to get up and exercise tomorrow instead of trying to buy a 48-inch television for the low. 

[via The Calorie Contol Council]