Monday, October 29, 2018

Easiest exercises to Burn off Halloween Candy

Ways to burn off Halloween Candy
Easiest ways to burn off Halloween Candy
It's hard to believe, but October is coming to an end soon, and this can only mean one thing... HALLOWEEN! 

If you are anything like me, you know halloween means a couple of things: 
  • Costumes
  • Haunted Houses
  • Corn Mazes
  • Trick or Treating
  • Scary Movies
  • And of course.. .LOTS OF CANDY 

Yes, LOTS of Candy (especially the after halloween sales!) Halloween is known as the start of the holiday season and with that comes a lot of food. It's only right to indulge and enjoy yourself this time of year since it only comes once and in the end, you need to enjoy your life. As long as you have balance, it will be alright.

Today I wanted to do some fun calculations just to put things into perspective. When it comes to losing weight, Calories In<Calories Out. For maintaining weight, Calories In=Calories Out. The formula is simple as long as you know how many calories you are putting into your body. The more you weigh, the more you burn as well since a heavier person has to work harder to do the same things that a lighter person does. This is when it starts to get tricky for some people since many people tend to underestimate their food or forget to count all the foods that they eat. 

Candy is tricky, especially around this time of the year where it is all around you. Fun sized candies seem like they would be low in calories, but the issue is that many people eat more than one serving of fun sized candy because it so small. It can be so easy to grab a couple handfuls or some snack sized bars from the table, and it does add up fast since there is a lot of sugar in these items! I wanted to do something fun today and compare the amount of calories in popular halloween candy to how long it would take you to burn those candy calories off. Lets get started with some of the most popular Halloween candies!

What are the calorie counts of the most popular Halloween candies?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (1 package, 2 prices, 1.5 oz):  
Calories: 210
Sugar: 21 grams

To burn 2 pieces of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, you would need to do 60 minutes of walking, 20 minutes of running, 29 minutes of swimming, or 66 minutes of weight lifting. 
Exercises to burn off Reese's pieces
Twix (1 package, 2 pieces, 1.7 oz):  
Calories: 250
Sugar: 17 grams

To burn 2 pieces of Twix, you would need to do 72 minutes of walking, 24 minutes of running, 34 minutes of swimming, or 76 minutes of weight lifting. 

Exercises to burn off Twix
M&M's Milk Chocolate (1.7 oz package):  
Calories: 240
Sugar: 21 grams

To burn of one 1.7 bag of M&M's Milk Chocolate, you would need to do 69 minutes of walking, 23 minutes of running, 33 minutes of swimming, or 79 minutes of weight lifting. 

Exercises to burn off M & M's

Snickers Fun SizedBar (0.6 oz):  
Calories: 80
Sugar: 8.5 grams

To burn one fun sized Snickers bar, you would need to do 25 minutes of walking, 8 minutes of running, 11 minutes of swimming, or 25 minutes of weight lifting. 

Exercises to burn off Snickers
Sour Patch Kids (56 g Bag):  
Calories: 200
Sugar: 35 grams

To burn a bag of Sour Patch Kids, you would need to do 23 minutes of walking, 19 minutes of running, 27 minutes of swimming, or 64 minutes of weight lifting. 

Exercises to burn off Sour Patch Kids
Skittles (1 Fun Sized Package):  
Calories: 61
Sugar: 11 grams

To burn a bag of fun sized Skittles, you would need to do 18 minutes of walking, 6 minutes of running, minutes of swimming, or 19 minutes of weight lifting. 

Exercises to burn off Skittles

York Peppermint Patty (1 piece):  
Calories: 140
Sugar: 25 grams
To burn a York Peppermint Patty, you would need to do 40 minutes of walking, 13 minutes of running, 19 minutes of swimming, or 45 minutes of weight lifting. 

Exercises to burn off York peppermint Patty

How about other fun ways to burn off candy?

If you are not a fan of working out or the traditional exercises, here are some other ways to burn off some of that extra Halloween Candy.
  • Vacuum the carpet for 30 minutes (~100 calories). 
  • Raking leaves for 60 minutes (~250 calories).
  • Going grocery shopping (as long as you aren't buying more Halloween candy!) and pushing the cart around for 45 minutes (~110 calories).
  • Doing yard work for 15 minutes (~75 calories).
  • Sing and dance like no one is watching for 15 minutes (~50 calories).
  • Give a massage for 60 minutes (~210 calories).
Exercises to burn off Halloween Candy
Exercises to burn off Halloween Candy
  • Keep in mind that if you eat extra calories above your daily calorie amount, the workouts you do need to be extra as well in order to maintain your weight. 
  • Remember that these exercises don't need to be done all in one day. You can break it up and do a little bit extra everyday. (Every little bit counts!) You are more likely to stick with the extra workout each day if you don't go overboard one day.
  • When you do eat Halloween candy, try to limit yourself to the serving size that is listed. It is so easy to go overboard (trust me I know!), but your body will thank you for it. Halloween candy is not bad for you as long as you eat it in moderation. :) 

*Calorie Count of candies provided by Calorie King. Calories burned provided by My Fitness Pal and and Calorie King and are based on a 140 lb woman. Your actual calories burned will vary depending on your age, gender, and weight. If you are a male, you will burn more. You will also burn more if you are younger and are heavier than 140 lbs*


  1. Thanks for sharing this. I brought fun size snicker bars to hand out and I have been dipping in to the bag. Which I need to stop doing.

    1. Yes of course!! I completely know what you mean by that! I always do that too myself, but it is so important to just make sure you aren't eating too much in one day!


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