So, Easter is around the corner and the stores are full of temping little morsels that you just can’t resist buying. Some for the kids, some for you?
Next weekend when the house is full of chocolate, how will you cope? Do you have the willpower to resist hooking in to the Bunny’s ears every hour? Or peeling one more piece of foil wrap off a ‘tiny weeny egg’ – after all – how bad can they be? Might as well have another one!
You have trained hard all year and have realised your New Year’s Resolutions, only to be confronted with the friggin’ Easter Bunny and all his wicked ways, depositing his loot in all the wrong places so they can’t be avoided (the fridge) and all just in time to settle into Winter and hibernate. Right? Lucky that you can pull on some baggy warm clothes and hide those Cream Eggs! But it doesn’t have to be this way!
With that in mind, I thought I’d arm you with some knowledge that will help you turn away from temptation, and if you can’t, let you know how much damage you can do over a few days, and more importantly how hard you have to work to get rid of it all. Once it’s past your lips, it generally lands on your hips!
So, exactly how many calories are in those tiny eggs hey? Let’s see.
Mini Eggs 36cals each
Deluxe Bunny 100g (purple) 800 cals
Creme Egg 172 cals
Cherry Ripe Mini 84 cals
Cherry Ripe standard bar 241 cals
Crunchie Mini 87 cals
Crunchie standard bar 243 cals
Flake Mini 75 cals
Flake standard bar 161 cals
Lindt Gold Milk Bunny w/ Red Ribbon
200g large 1086 cals
100g small 543 cals
10g mini 53 cals
Gold Bunny Gift Box w/ 3 carrots 716 cals
Mini Eggs 97 cals
Lindt Balls (red) 64 cals
Mini egg caramel 48 cals
Maltezer Mini Egg 34 cals
Now, how long to work it off??
This is just an average and will vary due to body composition and fitness levels, but it is a good guide on how much exercise is needed to burn off Easter calories. Remember that if you are lighter you burn less calories, and heavier you will burn more. Use the weight in kilos below to gauge an idea.
EXERCISE 65KILOS 85 KILOS
30min Jog at 6.5km/hr 195 255
80min Soccer Match 607 793
60min Brisk Walk 345 451
Swimming 30 mins 189 247
Circuit Training Vigorous 75min 650 850
Mountain Bike Riding 90mins 829 1024
For less than a minute of pleasure on your tongue, you will need to perform at least 30mins of exercise to burn it off.
So by all means, enjoy an Easter treat, but be aware of what it will take to work it off. Think twice before going back for seconds!