As I am sitting here doing some readings, I look outside and it is snowy and cold in Toronto…again! On days like these, we often opt to stay inside to hibernate and eat whatever junk we have in our homes.
This is a small list of unhealthy foods we often consume and the extra calories attached with each item. Beside it, I’ve included the exercise that it will take to burn off those foods.
Before we dive into this, I would like to make it clear: I am not fat shaming nor am I saying you cannot eat these foods. This article is just a friendly reminder that snacking has a high caloric punch that can hurt one’s ability to lose or maintain weight loss.
I am a huge believer in portion control and moderation. If you decide to eat something that is higher in calories, then make sure your next meals aren’t high fatty choices. We only live once and we are allowed to enjoy food, but have a plan and try to stick by it.
An example is when I was younger and trying to lean out. I would cut up a Snickers bar into four pieces, and each day I ate one piece. By doing that, I gave into my temptations for sugar, yet allowed it to be small enough as to not hurt my gains. Well, aren’t I so clever?
|Kit Kat||221cals||Badminton for 30 minutes|
|Pizza Pizza-Pepperoni (1 slice)||295cals||Bicycling 13 mph for 30 minutes|
|Tim’s Cheddar cheese bagel with NO butter||220cals||Cross Country skiing Leisurely – 30 minutes|
|Mcd’s large french fries||500cals||Running 10 mph – 30 minutes|
|Subway 6″ NOT footlong Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt||500cals||30 minutes of swimming|
|Starbucks’s Raspberry Scone||480cals||squash 30 minutes|
|Mr. Greek Original Gyro 6 oz||620cals||A game of soccer – Intense|
|Swiss Chalet Full BBQ side ribs with smoky BBQ sauce||1,300cals||45 minutes of intense game of tennis|
|Costco Hot dog||560cals||60 minutes of step class|
I hope this list is somewhat helpful.