To calculate the number of calories in a Thanksgiving meal Rossen Reports team organized an early holiday dinner for the Lemieux family of Monroe, Connecticut, including turkey, ham, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing.
The family of 10 adults guessed it was just some kind of a general story about Thanksgiving and families. They were not aware that Rossen Reports producers were logging every bite they took — and that Cornell University Professor Brian Wansink, author of “Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life,” was in a car outside, crunching their caloric intake numbers.
The calories began to add-up, before the Lemieuxs even sat down to eat, with Jackie Lemieux gulping three glasses of wine and two rolls before dinner. When the meal was wheeled in the Lemieuxs didn’t hold back, going back for seconds and even thirds, and ending-up with treats such as pecan pie and cheesecake for dessert.