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Working off unwanted calories....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I subscribe to a daily blog titled Pray Fit Daily. The Link to this website is at the bottom of this blog if you are interested.

I received the following blog entry today and wanted to share it with you all.

Counting The Calories

Pray Fit contributing dietitian and advisor to the Food Network shares some ways that are proven to help burn off unwanted/extra calories.

“Calories in and calories out — the calories you eat from food are expended with physical activity. When eating outweighs what you’re burning, you can pack on the pounds. High-cal foods take more exercise to get rid of, and sometimes it makes it more real to visualize just how much moving you’d have to do to shed those decadent calories.”

(The values below are average based on a 155-pound person.)

Dessert Damage
2 small scoops of chocolate ice cream = 1 hour 20 minutes of tennis
1 medium strawberry milkshake = 1 hour 30 minutes of high intensity aerobics
1 slice cheesecake (restaurant portion) = 1 hour 10 minutes on the elliptical trainer

Fast Food Frenzy
A large order of French fries = 1 hour of swimming laps
Bacon cheeseburger = 1 hour of fast running at 8 mph
Fried chicken sandwich = 45 minutes hiking

Takeout Trouble
1 slice pepperoni pizza = 30 minutes of medium-paced jogging
Medium-sized movie popcorn with butter = 1 hour 20 minutes of downhill skiing
1 order General Tso’s chicken = 2 hours on the stair-climber

A candy bar = 1 hour of brisk walking at 3.75 mph
A (12-fluid ounce) can of soda = 30 minutes of volleyball
A 1-ounce bag of potato chips (15 chips) = 45 minutes of weight-lifting

Damage Control
We aren’t suggesting banishing these foods from your diet forever, but if you want to indulge a little more sensibly, consider:

Serving up smaller portions
Indulging only on occasion
Increase your calorie burn by getting out there and exercising more often

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC is a registered dietitian and is currently a nutrition expert for the Food Network, and has worked as a media spokesperson for Cooking Light Magazine. She has appeared on Good Day Street Talk, Food, Access Hollywood and GMA Health. Visit her at Dana White Nutrition. You can also visit her blog for more recipes at

Do have a good day and keep counting those calories!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    That really is eye opening and depressing. I am not in love with exercise so it makes it even more important to eat right.

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KADULAC 6/14/2013 7:27PM

    I don't like this blog emoticon . It's so depressing how much we have to work out to eat foods that taste so good. Thank you for the wake up call on the foods. Have a great weekend.

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DEEEBEE 6/14/2013 12:16AM

    Thanks...depressing but true! ;-)

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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BUTEAFULL 6/13/2013 7:31PM

    Yikes that's a lot of damage control/exercising
BTW I'm still watching Pretty Little Liars LOL

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CONCHA77 6/13/2013 7:01PM

    Thanks for sharing, Sunny emoticon I certainly need to pay much better attention to what I am eating these days.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/12/2013 8:16PM

    Eye opening statistics!

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FISHINGLADY66 6/12/2013 5:09PM

    Now that's an eye opener. Sure makes you think twice before eating high calorie foods. A tenant of ours, who is a manager of La Mar Donuts, just brought us some donuts. I haven't had a doughnut in years. Confession!.... I ate one.
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LILYGAL 6/12/2013 4:28PM

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/12/2013 2:13PM

    Good way to put our eating actions into terms very clearly understaood by all of us. Thanks for sharing!
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JAVAJO47 6/12/2013 2:11PM

    Very interesting to how hard you have to work out to counteract the desserts....puts things in perspective for sure! Thanks for sharing this.

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MS.ELENI 6/12/2013 1:56PM

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DEBRA0818 6/12/2013 1:38PM

    I was told a long time ago by a nutritionist, doctor and trainer that the size of my body is 90% what I eat. Exercise is great for increasing health, toning and improving one's mood, but what I eat and how much I eat is the key to a slim body.

I have found that to be true. Both ways.


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BOVEY63 6/12/2013 1:23PM

    Now that is some sobering information. WOW!!
Thanks for sharing!

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/12/2013 1:14PM

    So true. emoticon

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