Experts say 'portion control' is the key to avoiding weight gain during the holidays, which they also claim, most people never lose afterwards.

With that in mind, controlling portions might be a little difficult if, as Time Magazine asserts, our Thanksgiving dinners are the same as eating one of the following:

  • 9 large boxes of fries at McDonald’s 
  • 5 XXL Grilled Stuft Beef Burritos Taco Bell
  • 7 Whoppers from Burger King
  • 4 carnitas burritos from Chipotle
  • 2 medium pepperoni pizzas from Pizza Hut
  • 37 chicken drumsticks from KFC
  • 4 medium cookie dough blizzards from Dairy Queen
  • 16 snack boxes of popcorn shrimp from Long John Silvers
  • 11 Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers from Wendy’s
  • 10 classic Beef n’ Cheddar sandwiches from Arby’s
  • 48 traditional chicken wings with Honey BBQ sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings
  • One order of Fried Macaroni & Cheese, one order of Beer Battered Fish and Chips, and one order of Beef Ribs at The Cheesecake Factory
  • An order of Stuffed Mushrooms, Italian Sausage Flatbread, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Chicken Cacciatore at Macaroni Grill