- Infographic reveals the amount of exercise required to work off junk food
- It would take almost an hour of exercise in the gym for a Big Mac
- Four hours of exercise would counter the calories in a Tesco fudge cake
A new infographic has revealed exactly how long you’ll need to sweat it out in the gym to neutralise scoffing a favourite fast food.
While eating fried chicken, pizza and burgers will all entail a gym session of over an hour doing cardio or lifting weights, women have it far harder than men and must work extra hard to banish calorie-packed meals.
A Tesco 450g chocolate fudge cake however requires the most amount of work with women needing to do 178 mins of cardio and 237 mins of weightlifting, the chart reveals.
After a classic McDonald’s favourite, the Big Mac, men would need to do 42 minutes of cardio of 57 minutes to weight lifting
Women are looking at doing almost an hour of exercise at least to work off the 490 calories in the famous sandwich, which has two burgers and three buns.
Fifty-one minutes of cardio would help counter the 24 grams of fat in a Big Mac – over a quarter of your recommended daily allowance – or an hour and eight minutes of weightlifting.
Clocking in at a whopping 1,710 calories and 90 grams of fat (over your recommended daily allowance) only a hardcore gym sessions is going to shift the calories you’ve absorbed from this dessert.
The average woman would have to lift weights for almost four hours to work off the calories in this cake.
She would have to do a cardio exercise such as swimming for nearly three hours.
The infographic, created by BuddyLoans.com, also details the amount of exercise you need to do to work off a various junk foods, including pizza.
A Pizza Express margherita pizza contains 682 calories and 22 grams of fat.
In comparison a typical man would have to do cardio for almost an hour of cardio and almost an hour and twenty minutes of weightlifting.
Fried chicken is another food you’ll have to spend quite a while burning off.
Three pieces of fried chicken from KFC contain 726 calories. A woman would have to do a cardio workout for an hour and fifteen minutes to burn off that many calories.
The infographic recommends doing eight pull ups and eight sets of five superset seated rows to help combat the 42 grams of fat in this sized portion of fried chicken (over half of your recommended daily allowance).
Comparatively a chocolate bar seems healthy, with 237 calories which would take 25 minutes for the average woman to run off.
Alternatively you could spend thirty three minutes doing weightlifting exercises such as squats and deadlifts.
And it’s not just snacks that can sneak up on your waistline. The night in the pub might be even less guilt-free after you realise it would take 25 minutes to run off the 245 calories consumed with each pint.
Originally posted 2016-02-12 05:49:55.