OHHH, the Halloween Horror! Thinking about Candy in Burpees

Cooler weather and with a hint of Halloween chocolate and Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in the air, it’s enough to take our weight loss goals in a different direction…a ‘BIGGER” direction. Before you mindlessly grab for that innocent FUN SIZE piece of candy let me ask you one question, do you like burpees?

The BURPEE (aka PUKEE) is a full body exercise used in strength training and in aerobic exercise. Basically a squat thrust. It is performed in four steps:

burpee

Begin in a standing position.

1. Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground.

2. Kick your feet back, while keeping your arms extended.

3. Immediately return your feet to the squat position.

4. Stand up from the squat position.

Now that you know how FUN the burpee can be, lets figure out how many pieces of those FUN SIZE bites we can actually have.

BRAND /CALS / FAT

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – 5 minis / 220 / 13g

Kit Kat – 2 fun size bars / 210 / 11g

Sour Patch Kids – 1 fun size pack / 210 / 0g

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses – 9 pieces / 200 / 12g

Butterfinger – 2 fun size bars / 170 / 7g

Snickers – 2 fun size bars / 160 / 8g

Twix – 2 fun size bars / 160 / 8g

Almond Joy – 2 snack size bars / 160 / 9g

Mounds – 2 snack size bars / 160 / 7g

Starbursts – 8 pieces / 160 / 3g

Gummi Bears – 14 pieces / 130 / 0g

Three Musketeers – 2 fun size bars / 127 / 4g

York Peppermint Pattie – 2 snack size patties / 120 / 2g

Peanut M&Ms – 1 fun size pack / 90 / 5g

Skittles – 1 fun size pack / 60/  0.5g

Ok just for fun, let’s add in our favorite fall hot drink that you are drinking while the kids are trick or treating:

STARBUCKS Pumpkin Spiced Latte (tall, skim, whip) / 260 / 6g

Notecard burpees

Did you find your favorite indulgence? What is your Burpee Equivalent?

**Divide the calories in your favorite candy/drink by the number of calories you burn per burpee to find your burpee equivalent:

BURPEE EQUIVALENTS

BW (lbs)                     kcal/burpee

120                              0.95

130                              1.03

140                              1.11

150                              1.19

160                              1.27

170                              1.35

180                              1.43

190                              1.51

200                              1.59

210                              1.67

For Example:

220 cal (Reeses) / 1.11 (at 140 lbs) = 198 Burpees

WOWZERS! I’m going to think twice before I eat that yummy, peanut butter filled, piece of heaven now.

Have fun and enjoy!

Happy Halloween

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-Tammy Thomas

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