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How long will it take you to burn off your favourite snacks?

17 May, 2017
Girl eating snacks

There’s no getting around it - Australia is a snack-y nation.

Two out of five Australians ‘tend to snack throughout the day’, their preference? The humble, savoury, potato chip, followed by nuts, savoury biscuits, ice cream and lollies.

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of difference your daily snacking makes, we’ve collected the stats on how long it would take to walk, run, lift and swim off your favourite treats.

How did we do this?

For calories counts, we used:

MyFitnessPal

CalorieKing

Calorielab

To measure the exercise/time/calories burnt, we used:

Calories Burned Calculator

 

Who did we measure?

We used the most recent stats on  what makes up the average Australian:

Male Female
Age:30 Age:30
Height:175.6cm Height: 161.8
Weight: 86kg Weight: 71kg

 

And here are the results:

Chips

Twisties – 175g Calories: 870%
Fat: 43,% Carb: 51%
Protein: 6
Smiths 175g Calories: 912%
Fat: 61%
Carb: 34%
Protein: 5
Kettles Honey Baked Ham – 185g Calories: 916%
Fat: 47%
Carbs: 47%
Protein: 6


Male

Activity Time taken Calories Burned
Walking, 5.6 kph 230 minutes 906 kcal / 3792 kJ
Running, 5 mins per km 70 minutes 907 kcal / 3796 kJ
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 290 minutes 902 kcal / 3774 kJ
Swimming laps, freestyle, moderate or light effort 124 minutes 900 kcal / 3766 kJ

 

Female

Activity Time taken Calories Burned
Walking, 5.6 kph 230 minutes 906 kcal / 3792 kJ
Running, 5 mins per km 70 minutes 907 kcal / 3796 kJ
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 290 minutes 902 kcal / 3774 kJ
Swimming laps, freestyle, moderate or light effort 124 minutes 124 minutes900 kcal / 3766 kJ

 

Trail mix

Trail mix – 100g Calories – 462
% Fat: 44
% Carb: 15
% Protein: 28


Male

Activity Time taken Calories Burned
Walking, 5.6 kph 90 minutes 457 kcal / 1912 kJ
Running, 5 mins per km 28 minutes 468 kcal / 1957 kJ
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 115 minutes 461 kcal / 1929 kJ
Swimming laps, freestyle, moderate or light effort 50 minutes 468 kcal / 1957 kJ

 

Female

Activity Time taken Calories Burned
Walking, 5.6 kph 117 minutes 461 kcal / 1929 kJ
Running, 5 mins per km 36 minutes 467 kcal / 1952 kJ
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 115 minutes 467 kcal / 1952 kJ
Swimming laps, freestyle, moderate or light effort 64 minutes 465 kcal / 1944 kJ


Biscuits

Tim tam – Original (1 biscuit) Calories: 95
%Fat: 46
%Carb: 50
%Protein: 4
Arnott’s Scotch Finger (1 biscuit) Calories: 86
%Fat: 40
%Carb: 54
%Protein: 6
ANZAC biscuits (1 biscuit) Calories: 118
%Fat: 46
%Carbs: 49
%Protein: 5

 

Male

Activity Time taken Calories Burned
Walking, 5.6 kph 20 minutes 102 kcal / 425 kJ
Running, 5 mins per km 6 minutes 100 kcal / 419 kJ
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 25 minutes 100 kcal / 419 kJ
Swimming laps, freestyle, moderate or light effort 11 minutes 103 kcal / 431 kJ

 

Female

Activity Time taken Calories Burned
Walking, 5.6 kph 23 minutes 101 kcal / 422 kJ
Running, 5 mins per km 7 minutes 101 kcal / 423 kJ
Weight lifting, light or moderate effort 29 minutes 100 kcal / 420 kJ
Swimming laps, freestyle, moderate or light effort 13 minutes 105 kcal / 439 kJ

 

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