How to Reduce Your Sugar Cookie
This time of year, it’s practically impossible to resist every sweet temptation. My personal weakness is sugar cookies. They practically grab me and force my lips around them. What’s more, it’s the holidays! I think I deserve a cookie or two (just not a cookie or 20).
That said, I also know myself well enough to understand that I will inevitably feel guilty later and start to search for an effective aerobic workout to burn those calories off.
This little cheat sheet will tell you approximately how much guilt you should be experiencing. It’s based on a weight of about 150 lbs.
Food vs. Aerobic Activity Cheat Sheet
|Beef tenderloin, 1 oz.||68||Stationary bike, moderate||8|
|Candy, soft center chocolate, 2 pcs||170||Step aerobics, low impact||20|
|Candy cane, .5 oz.||55||Ski machine||5|
|Champagne, 4 oz.||78||Stair step machine||11|
|Cheese, 1” cube||69||Circuit training||7|
|Cinnamon bun, frosted 2.3 oz.||262||Running, 10 min mile||22|
|Coffee cake, 4 oz.||440||Jumping rope||37|
|Eggnog, 1 cup||210||Walk, 15 min mile||39|
|Gingerbread man||147||Line dancing||30|
|Holiday ale, 12 fl. Oz.||164||Ice skating||20|
|Mashed potatoes, 1 cup||237||Skiing, downhill||33|
|Mimosa (3 oz. OJ, 1 oz. bubbly)||130||Circuit training||15|
|Plum Pudding, 3.5 oz.||260||Basketball, game||27|
|Pork (3 oz) and kraut (1.1 oz.)||209||Step aerobics, high impact||13|
|Sugar cookie with icing||156||Washing dishes||70|
|Wine, mulled, 3.4 oz.||118||Running, 8 min mile||8|
What do you think . . . is it worth it? I don’t know about you, but I’ll enjoy both the cookie and the exercise – at least during the holidays.
USDA National Nutrient Database