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

by Mark Ankucic | Mar 07, 2017
Girl couch potato

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:

https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

http://www.calorieking.com.au/

http://calorielab.com/index.html

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

http://www.mydr.com.au/tools/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

900 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

150 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

 

% Carb: 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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