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Burn your sins away!


Written by Neha Chandna - Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management from SVT. She has worked with corporates such as HDFC and Standard Chartered as well as BPOs and MNCs on the Right ways of eating and living!

Let's agree we all have days when we slip up our 'perfect diet' and give in to that piece of cake or samosa. Call it social pressure, a friend's birthday party or just a usual comfort food spree, the reasons to sin are many with an equal number of excuses to avoid exercise. All this adds to the extra pounds in the most unwanted areas. Obviously, it is not possible to live like a saint in the highly social and junk food world of ours, but what we can do best for ourselves is either avoid these foods or make up for it by burning the calories consumed.

But what if you could look at junk foods by the amount of exercise required to neutralize the calories for each? It's a fight or flight situation. If your love for junk food is real, you'll overcome this hurdle, if not, you might stop eating junk food altogether!

(The duration of exercise is given for a reference man of 60 kgs which can be calculated for your weight.)