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How long would it take to burn off a Big Mac?

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Thinking of treating yourself to a slice of pizza, or some chocolate ice cream? We all have occasions where we want to indulge, or social situations that almost force us to break our diets. But knowing how much exercise you’d need to do to burn it off means you can regain some of the control over your eating. Here’s a list of some common foods, and how long you would need to run to work them off…

Note: This is a rough guide only. The calorie content of foods will vary amongst different brands, and the exact amount of calories burned through running will depend on your weight, height and speed. In general, these figures are based on an average female at 70kg.

 If you eat...  Run for…
 McDonalds Big Mac meal, medium (990 calories) 85 minutes
 1 serve potato chips (415 calories) 35 minutes.
2 small scoops ice cream, reduced fat (85 calories) 7 minutes
  1 slice of pizza (211 calories) 18 minutes
 McDonalds fries, medium (368 calories) 31 minutes
 1 Tim Tam (155 calories) 13 minutes
 1 piece chocolate cake (194 calories) 17 minutes
1 glass Coca Cola (102 calories)
9 minutes
 Cinema popcorn, medium serve (424 calories) 36 minutes
 1 serve Doritos, Nacho Cheese flavour (410 calories) 35 minutes
1 regular bagel (241 calories)
21 minutes
 Spaghetti bolognaise, 1 serving (650 calories) 56 minutes
 Mixed green salad with light dressing (65 calories) 6 minutes
 Low fat yogurt (76 calories)  7 minutes
 Gloria Jeans hot chocolate, regular with skim milk (234 calories) 20 minutes
 Anzac biscuit (51 calories) 4 minutes
 KFC chicken twister wrap (585 calories)  50 minutes
 2 slices of toast, white (195 calories)  17 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 




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