Burning Off High-Calorie Foods: Fair Foods by Dana Angelo White in Dining Out, Fitness, July 20, 2012
Is your family hitting the local fair circuit this summer? Carnival concessions are famously fattening. We’re not saying to boycott fair foods all together but since these treats don’t come with a food label, we’ll fill you in on just how many calories you’re gobbling down, and what it would take to burn them off. As always, moderation is key!
Crunching the Numbers
Everyone burns calories a little differently, the values below are averages based on a 155-pound person.
1 Corn Dog = 375 calories = 1 hour, 30 minutes walking the boardwalk
Funnel Cake = 760 calories = 1 hour, 20 minutes of singles tennis
Fried Twinkie = 420 calories = 1 hour water skiing
Cotton Candy =175 calories = 30 minutes whitewater kayaking
Candy Apple = 375 calories = 40 minutes running (8 mph)
Chili Fries = 700 calories = 3.5 hours playing frisbee
Nachos With Cheese Sauce = 850 calories = 1 hour, 15 minutes of vigorous swimming
Turkey leg = 1140 calories = 1 hour of beach volleyball