It’s that time of year again when there’s tasty food every which way you turn. Christmas cookies galore, seasonal lattes, and classic appetizers. This holiday, my goal is to be mindful. That means if I am craving a gingerbread man, I will allow myself to have a gingerbread man instead of distracting myself with other foods and then ending up having a gingerbread man anyways. Eating during the holidays can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to maintain your weight!
I have taken some popular holiday food and beverage and and calculated how much of a certain exercise it will take to burn it off. These calculations are all based off of one serving so- if you have 2 cinnamon rolls, thats actually 56 minutes of moderate jumping jacks and so on!
Remember, this blog post isn’t meant to scare you away from eating your favorite holiday classics, rather to put some perspective on how how much exercise it will take to burn it off. Don’t restrict yourself this holiday, just make smart decisions on how much of “the good stuff” you consume.
Holiday Treats Calorie Burn Showdown
Candy Cane – 60 Calories = 11 Minutes of Push-Ups at a Moderate Pace
Stats based on an 150 pound female.
Source: Health Status Calculator