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How to burn calories after eating your fave foods

Last updated on: February 19, 2015 20:35 IST

We have put together a list of most popular snacks and how much every indulgence sets you back. Let's get started to shed the flab

Everyone is allowed a vice. For most of us it is the love of food. While we understand you don't want to stop yourself from doing what you love the most, we might have a solution that can help you do damage control.

Exercise is a great way to counter calories in food. However, this does not guarantee that you can eat as much as you want and never gain weight. Exercising regularly and seeing results may encourage you to eat healthier, however, and decrease the stress that often leads to emotional eating.

The number of calories burned per exercise may vary according to your weight. The calorie burn estimate for the given exercises is for someone weighing 60-70 Kg.

We have put together a list of most popular snacks and how much every indulgence sets you back. Let's get started:

Caffe Latte: 200 calories

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Can you believe that a harmless looking (medium sized Latte) coffee at your favourite coffee shop is these many calories?! Even with non-fat milk! Let's not even discuss how high the calorie meter goes when you add flavouring or whipped cream to it.

We got something that can help you sweat out these calories in just 30 minutes: cycling at medium speed for an average weight person will be able to easily burn them in this time period.

Small slice of birthday cake: 250 calories

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It's your colleague's birthday and how can you say no to that delicious slice of heaven! This one slice of harmless looking goodness makes way to your plate at least once a week in the form of a farewell ceremony, wedding, anniversary or any birthday party in general. It's a challenge to avoid a celebratory slice of cake with gooey icing.

Get rid of the calories in a small slice of frosted cake by putting on your hiking boots: About 50 minutes of hiking outdoors will be ideal to counter the calories in this food.

Samosa: 300 calories

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Can't resist your evening carb indulgence? A single samosa has approximately 250-300 calories! Well maybe this calorie meter will make you think twice before you bite into it the next time. But for now that you will have to dedicate 30 minutes of stair climbing to help you do some major damage control here.

If you didn't already know this, stair climbing is one of the most economical and convenient ways of working out.

A single-patty fast-food cheeseburger: 500 calories

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Who doesn't love a burger? It is the most popular comfort food out there. You can have it for breakfast, lunch dinner and even a snack! The harmful effects of this tasty (and oh-so-bad-for-you) meal can be deleted by doing zumba for an hour.

Keep in mind that you'll have to double up your exercise effort if you had a medium side of fries with that burger.


Dhruv Gupta