Bingeing on Halloween Candy (and other stuff that tastes good)
You’ve been REALLY good on your diet…no cheating and you’ve been working your butt off at the gym. Now, all of a sudden, here comes Halloween!
If you are thinking about bingeing on your kid’s Halloween candy, think twice: If you have just one fun sized Milky Way, you’d have to run for about 8 minutes to burn off those calories. Not many people, myself included, can just have ONE fun sized anything!
Here are some other popular fun size Halloween candies, and how much you’ll have to exercise if you just have ONE!
To cheat or not to cheat…that is the question!
PEANUT M&M’S: 90 calories = 8 minutes of running or 11 minutes lifting weights
THREE MUSKETEERS: 60 calories= 6 minutes of running or 22 minutes on a bike
STARBURST: 4 pieces = 80 calories = 8 minutes of running
SNICKERS: 80 calories = 8 minutes of running
TWIX: 80 calories = 8 minutes of running
ALMOND JOY: 80 calories = 8 minutes of running
MOUNDS: 80 calories = 8 minutes of running
BUTTERFINGERS: 90 calories = 13-minute fast walk or 20 minutes lifting weights
HERSHEY’S KISSES: 5 = 100 calories = 8 minutes of running or 14 minutes of swimming
KIT KAT: 100 calories = 20 minutes on bike
REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS: 2 mini’s = 90 calories = 10-minute jog or 13 minutes lifting weights
So, do the math and workout accordingly Halloween day. Depending on how much candy you think you’ll eat, you can do something as simple as adding 1 set to every exercise in your workout that day and/or adding 15-20 minutes to your cardio workout.
Ultimately, you have to decide if the candy is worth the extra workout time.
If you’re having an internal battle about whether or not you can pull off bingeing on Halloween candy, try my recipes for Healthy Version of Dessert to satisfy your cravings.