Before you cozy up to the counter at the bakery or indulge in a large piece of pan pizza for lunch, think about what you'll have to do to burn off those extra calories and the extra fat, too.
For example, eating that bagel and drinking a mocha topped with whipped cream levels out to a whopping 900 calories! You'd have to swim laps for 40 minutes and participate in ballroom dancing for 2 ½ hours to burn all that away.
Cheesecake is a yummy way to top off dinner, right? Just remember to schedule a 2-hour and 40-minute brisk walk to get rid of the cake's 700 calories.
Based on a l50-poud person, the following is a list of some popular foods and the amount of exercise it would take to burn off their calories.
FOOD ITEM CALORIES EXERCISE
Slice of cheese pan pizza 650 70 minutes of tennis
20 oz café mocha with
whipped cream 400 40 minutes swimming laps
2 chocolate truffles 200 20 minutes of bicycling
Large chocolate chip
Cookie 400 40 minutes of stair machine
Large blueberry muffin 450 60 minutes jogging
Slice of New York style 700 hours & 40 minutes brisk Cheesecake walking
Bagel with cream cheese 500 2 hours & minutes 30 ballroom dancing
Tablespoon of oil 120 30 minutes raking leaves
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Instead try some Red Fruit is Good and Good for You!:Strawberries (contains folate), cherries (high in fiber), cranberries (help prevent urinary tract infections and stomach ulcers), tomatoes (good source of lycopene, potassium and Vitamin C), raspberries (high in fiber and help to lower LDL cholesterol), watermelon (source of lycopene and decrease the chances of developing macular degeneration), red pepper (available year round and a great source of Vitamin A for bones, skin and teeth and packs as much vitamin C as an orange). GO RED.