Millions of Americans will observe Easter Sunday by indulging in marshmallow Peeps, Cadbury Crème Eggs, and chocolate bunnies. But what will it take to burn off those sweet indulgences?
has come up with the following breakdown for how much time you may need to spend exercising to compensate for the extra calories (based on calories burned by a 135-pound woman).
Peeps: 140 calories (5 chicks): Peeps have no fat content, but each one contains about seven grams of sugar. Calorie-burning exercise: About 20 minutes of moderate rowing.
Cadbury Creme Egg: 150 calories: This treat packs 6 grams of fat and 20 grams of sugar into one little egg. Exercise: A 30-minute game of doubles tennis.
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Reese's Peanut Butter Egg: 170 calories: Each one contains 10 grams of fat and 16 grams of sugar. Exercise: About 35 minutes of moderate aerobics.
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Eggs: 200 calories (7 pieces): These treats have about 12 grams of fat and 22 grams of sugar. Exercise: A 30-minute elliptical workout at a moderate pace.
M&Ms Bunny Mix: 210 calories (1.5 ounces or about 1/4 cup): A small handful of these candies has 9 grams of fat and 26 grams of sugar. Exercise: A 25-minute run at a 12-minute mile pace.
Russell Stover Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny: 240 calories: A single bunny is packed with 14 grams of fat and 23 grams of sugar. Exercise: A 30-minute moderate bike ride.
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