Weekly Wellness: Trick your treat

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago October 26, 2015 Oct 26, 2015 Monday, October 26 2015 Monday, October 26, 2015 11:16:00 AM CDT in News
By: Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach
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COLUMBIA - It's everywhere! Candy! Orange plastic pumpkins filled with candy! For some of us, it’s our own version of a scary movie.

If you’re someone who is struggling to lose weight and/or if sugary treats are your weakness, having cute candy baskets sitting on your coworker's desk, or having the large bag of candy in the pantry waiting for Halloween, can be downright torturous.

So maybe it will help you to keep yourself in check if you have an idea of how much work it takes to burn some of those little tasty treats off of your tush.

Men's Fitness magazine created this great chart to let you know how many minutes of a particular activity is required to earn that sugar.

It might be surprising.

 

Candy

Calories

Fat

Running

Swimming

Cycling

Weightlifting

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - 5 miniatures

220

13g

17 mins.

15 mins.

39 mins.

26 mins.

Kit Kat - 2 fun size bars

210

11g

16 mins.

15 mins.

37 mins.

24 mins.

Sour Patch Kids - 1 fun size pack

210

0g

16 mins.

15 mins.

37 mins.

24 mins.

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses - 9 pieces

200

12g

16 mins.

14 mins.

35 mins.

23 mins.

Butterfinger – 2 fun size bars

170

7g

13 mins.

12 mins.

30 mins.

20 mins.

Snickers - 2 fun size bars

160

8g

12 mins.

11 mins.

28 mins.

19 mins.

Twix - 2 fun size bars

160

8g

12 mins.

11 mins.

28 mins.

19 mins.

Almond Joy – 2 snack size bars

160

9g

12 mins.

11 mins.

28 mins.

19 mins.

Mounds – 2 snack size bars

160

7g

12 mins.

11 mins.

28 mins.

19 mins.

Starbursts - 8 pieces

160

3g

12 mins.

11 mins.

28 mins.

19 mins.

Candy Corn - 19 pieces

140

0g

10 mins.

9 mins.

23 mins.

15 mins.

Gummi Bears - 14 pieces

130

0g

10 mins.

9 mins.

23 mins.

15 mins.

Three Musketeers - 2 fun size bars

127

4g

10 mins.

9 mins.

22 mins.

15 mins.

York Peppermint Pattie – 2 snack size patties

120

2g

9 mins.

8 mins.

21 mins.

14 mins.

Tootsie Rolls - 5 pieces

117

2.5g

9 mins.

8 mins.

20 mins.

14 mins.

Peanut M&Ms - 1 fun size pack

90

5g

8 mins.

6 mins.

16 mins.

11 mins.

Skittles - 1 fun size pack

60

0.5g

5 mins.

4 mins.

11 mins.

7 mins.

 

Keep in mind that these examples are based on the numbers for a 180 lb man performing these exercises. But it's still good information to consider as you start digging into those plastic pumpkins.

Being aware of what you’re eating and the amount of calories in each serving can help us to not go too crazy with the sweets at this time of year. Enjoy yourself! (Just not too much.)

Happy Halloween!

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