Note to self: Do not place a whole box of Famos Amos cookies on your desk.
Note to self #2: Do not keep reaching into box of Famos Amos cookies on your desk.
Note to self #3: Julia! Do not eat the entire contents of box of Famos Amos cookies!
So that basically sums up my morning. 🙂
Why am I saying this, you may wonder. I’ve never cared too much about polishing off massive quantities of chocolates before, until I read this little article in a magazine called Nutrition Action Health Letter. I always assumed I was active enough just putsing around all day, but for the first time, I found out I could be wrong! It’s a chart that describes how many minutes/hours of a physical activity you would need to do to burn off the calories of desserts.
Confession: I don’t know how to count calories.
So to many my very knowledgeable readers, this may be kind of “duh.” But I’ve never thought of desserts this way, so it was very eye-opening.
This will take about half an hour of moderate intensity bike riding to burn off.
This will take about 40 minutes of fast jump roping to burn off
This will take about an hour of walking at 4.5mph
This will take about 40 minutes of mopping the floor
Sorry if this is totally obvious, but I had never put the two and two together. Talk about a sticker shock! And I never eat only two chocolate truffles or 1 cookie! It did make me think twice about those Famos Amos cookies. (clearly, I need to think more than twice before polishing if off though… haha)
Oh ps – I changed the activities to things I would do, and calculated it using CaloriesPerHour.com’s activity calculator by adjusting the numbers to my body size.
I hope everyone is having a lovely day today. I’m working today, but not complaining 🙂 I woke up feeling sick today though. My nose is stuffed up, my throat is sore, and I’m outta control thirsty. Usually when I get sick, I don’t like taking medications unless it’s the last resort. I like to cure things more naturally. I think I am going to drink some OJ and some Green Tea (though not at the same time.) I find that this usually does the trick for me, so hope it works this time too! It’s almost lunch…. yay. I’m excited because I have a big bowl of the Moroccan stew I made last night at my cooking class waiting for me! (We can take leftovers home with us 😉 ) I bet that would make me feel better too. (keeping fingers crossed…!)
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