Cycling vs Burger, Skipping vs Pizza: Who will win?
My father once told me, “Eat to live, don’t live to eat”. While I did try to do that, our fast-paced and busy lives entail us to indulge in easily available ready-to-eat and processed foods. Although this satisfies our hunger, it’s quite shocking to know the nutrient proportions and calories that are contained in these foods. What is even more horrifying is the amount of effort required to shed these calories!
“Dieting isn’t complicated: if you eat 2,000 calories, you have to burn it off; simple as that.”
Don’t believe me? The list below shows the calories in various “junk” & “fast” foods and the equivalent workout required to shed those calories.
1 serving (1 piece) = 237 calories
640 squats to lose those 237 calories
1 slice = 266 calories
27 minutes of skipping to lose those 266 calories
6 pieces = 282 calories
376 push-ups to lose those 282 calories
100 gram = 312 calories
34 minutes of running to lose those 312 calories
100 gram = 360 calories
250 crunches to lose those 360 calories
Mocha (Whipped Cream)
1 glass = 360 calories
30 minutes of kickboxing to lose those 360 calories
1 burger = 370 calories
30 minutes of cycling to lose those 370 calories
6-inch sub = 479 calories
42 minutes of rowing to lose those 479 calories
1 plate = 550 calories
58 minutes of Zumba to lose those 550 calories
1 glass = 730 calories
75 minutes of swimming to lose those 730 calories
While it may not be completely possible to escape the dependency on these food items, it’s always better to know and supplement your eating habits with some physical exercise!