How much time are your favorite foods costing you at the gym?

11 Jan

Did you treat yourself to that ice cream cone with the plan of working it off later at the gym? We’ve crunched the numbers with some popular foods and you may be surprised at how much time you have to put in.

Coldstone’s Love It size Birthday Cake Remix

749 calories
34 grams of fat
19 grams saturated fat

In order to work this off, you have to…

  • run (8 min/mile pace) for 53 minutes OR
  • swim (moderate pace) for 1 hour and 35 minutes OR
  • walk (moderate pace) for 3 hours and 20 minutes OR
  • lift weights for 3 hours and 40 minutes OR
  • do yoga for 4 hours and 20 minutes

Starbuck’s Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte

380 calories
13 grams fat
8 grams saturated fat

In order to work this off, you have to…

  • run (8 min/mile pace) for 27 minutes OR
  • swim (moderate pace) for 50 minutes OR
  • walk (moderate pace) for 1 hour and 45 minutes OR
  • lift weights for 1 hour and 50 minutes OR
  • do yoga for 2 hours and 15 minutes

Qdoba Chicken Burrito

1080 calories
35.5 grams fat
14.5 grams saturated fat

In order to work this off, you have to…

  • run (8 min/mile pace) for 1 hour and 17 minutes OR
  • swim (moderate pace) fr 2 hours and 15 minutes OR
  • walk (moderate pace) for 4 hours and 50 minutes OR
  • lift weights for 5 hours and 20 minutes OR
  • do yoga for 6 hours and 20 minutes

These numbers are based on a person who weighs 150 pounds. The amount of calories you will burn for each type of exercise will differ based on your weight. If you want to calculate how much you will burn, check out myfitnesspal.com. They have a great exercise calculator as well as great database for nutritional info for different foods.

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