Nutrition

How Much Exercise Does It Take To Burn Off Food?

10 of our favorite foods and how much exercise it would take to burn them off.

Research shows we have a really poor sense of how much calories there are in our fast-food meals. A Harvard research study found that 25% of people surveyed underestimated their fast-food intake by at least 500 calories!

So, we thought we’d ruin your day and we’ve  rounded up 10 of our favorite calorie-dense foods and how much exercise it would take to burn them off. Trust me, you won’t like what you’re about to see.

Of course, there are many different factors that need to be taken for each individual (height, weight, age, intensity), to accurately calculate the exact amount needed to burn a specific amount of calories. But these numbers should give you a good perspective. 

10 of our favorite calorie-dense foods … and how much exercise it would take to burn the calories off

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This is not to say all these foods should be avoided. No matter how long it takes to burn them off, these are simply too good not to indulge in once in a while!

What foods shocked you the most? Let us know in the comments below!

Want to find out more? Here are 5 ways to burn 500 calories each day.

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Wiktoria Banda

Wiktoria is a content writer and illustrator at Shape.
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