Halloween has come and gone, but what may still be lurking around your house is your kids’ leftover trick-or-treat stash. You may have attempted to hide it from your kids, or limit their intake, but all this fuss about a hoard of candy is probably doing a great job of taunting and tempting YOU! If you have already given in to the sweet treats, or are curious about how much power they have to unravel the progress you’ve made, we can help.
Top Halloween Candies Calorie Count
Even “fun-sized” bags of your favorite candy pack a powerful punch into your daily caloric intake. Just 9 pieces of chocolate kisses carry 200 calories and 12 grams of fat. To “undo” this you would have to spend approximately 16 minutes performing an activity like running or swimming, 23 minutes of lifting, and 35 minutes of cycling.
Peanut butter cups are among the most popular candy collected. Just five small ones can have 220 calories and 13 grams of fat. Running for 17 minutes, swimming for 15, and cycling for 39 minutes should do the trick. You can also lift for 26 minutes to burn this amount.
A small bag of sweet and sour gummies can carry 210 calories, but usually do not contain any fat. This can be reversed by running or swimming for 16 minutes, cycling for 37 minutes, or lifting weights for 24 minutes.
Even small versions of peanut butter and chocolate bars carry a big load of calories. Just 2 fun-sized bars can have 170 calories and 7 grams of fat. This can be burned by running for 13 minutes, swimming for 12 minutes, or cycling for 30 minutes. If it’s weight training day, you can do this for 20 minutes to burn off just those two small candy bars.
Finally, good old-fashioned candy corn is actually the least damaging to your diet. 19 pieces pack 140 calories and 0 grams of fat. This is easily shaken off through 10 minutes of running, 9 minutes of swimming, 20 minutes of cycling, and 15 minutes of weightlifting.
Remember, the holiday season is in full swing with Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching. Keep an eye out for more tips on eating well during the holidays. Now more than ever is the best time to create a plan and stick to your fitness goals. Try a free Pump at our Fort Lauderdale fitness club to stay lean and feel great through every season!