Weight Loss

Tip #30: Understand How Much Cardio It Takes To Burn Off Your Snack Food

Written by Steve

We’ve all heard it a thousand times: “I just ate a donut/cheeseburger/bag of chips. 10 extra minutes on the treadmill for me tonight!” Is it really that easy? Can you simply burn off your snack food with a few extra minutes on the treadmill? Let’s take a look.

For the sake of simplicity, we will assume you are walking and not running on the treadmill. We will also assume that you’re using a brisk pace, perhaps 4 miles per hour, or one mile every 15 minutes. One mile of walking burns 100 calories, so using out current pace we will burn 100 calories every 15 minutes.

  • One Oreo cookie – 40 calories, 6 minutes on the treadmill.
  • Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey Crunchy granola bar – 94 calories, 14.3 minutes on the treadmill.
  • Little Debbie Nutty Bar, one package – 310 calories, 46.5 minutes on the treadmill.
  • McDouble from McDonald’s restaurant – 400 calories, 60 minutes on the treadmill.
  • General Tso’s chicken, one serving – 844 calories, 126.6 minutes on the treadmill.
  • 2 Slices Pizza Hut Meat Lover’s Pizza, pan style crust – 960 calories, 144 minutes on the treadmill.
  • Large sized Burger King Double Whopper Value Meal – 1,780 calories, 267 minutes on the treadmill.

Have you been guilty of thinking you can simply burn off food on the treadmill? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • I ate a whopper with cheese no onions and small fries with no salt. Also had a nutter butter. Only junk I eat all week. How long it will take to burn this off? How does this effect if I only do this once a week or once a month?

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