So, you've fallen off the diet wagon and eaten a whole bar of chocolate - don't panic! Cancel out the calories of any slip up with the equivalent 'minus-calories' in exercise
You’ve eaten: A Big Mac
How many calories: 492
What you can do: Spring clean the house for an hour and you’ll burn off those burger calories. Or, get really stuck into the housework for 30 mins and you’ll have reduced the calories to the equivalent of a jacket potato.
You’ve eaten: A scone
How many calories?: 225
What you can do: A hour’s walk at a medium speed will burn off a scone – that’s just a well-spent lunch time! If you can only get out for half an hour, you will have reduced your calorie intake to that of just three rice cakes.
You’ve eaten: A Danish pastry
How many calories: 287
What you can do: A 25 minute jog will get rid of your pastry calories. Halve your run and you’ll have had the same amount of calories as in a bowl of Kellogg’s Bran Flakes.
You’ve had: A can of coke
How many calories: 139
What you can do: Hoovering or mopping for an hour will rid you of the calories, but if your house isn’t that big, just spend half an hour doing it and you’ll now only have had the same amount of calories as there are in a pear.
You’ve eaten: Half a pizza
How many calories: 263
What you can do: Get green fingered – 50 mins of gardening will rid you of these calories. If 25 mins in the great outdoors is all you can manage, you’ll have burned off enough calories so it’ll be like you’ve only had a 28g portion of hazelnuts.
You’ve eaten: A chicken Korma
How many calories: 498
What you can do: A 50 minute swim will get rid of your curry, or you could do 25 mins and it’ll be like you’ve only had an avocado.
You’ve had: A 120ml glass of wine
How many calories: 87
What you can do: Just 20 minutes working in the office will get rid of the calories, or you can cut that back to ten and it’s the same as having had a cup and a half of tea.
You’ve eaten: 100g of KFC fries
How many calories: 294
What you can do: Play with the kids for an hour and a half to get rid of the chip calories. If you don’t have that much time, muck about with them for 45 mins and it’ll be like you’ve only eaten a banana.
You’ve eaten: A bag of cheese and onion flavoured crisps
How many calories?: 184
What you can do: Get on your bike! An hour’s cycling (and we’re not talking mountain biking here, just a gentle bike ride) will shed that bag of crisps. Or, go for half an hour an you will have reduced the calories to the equivalent of eating a pear and a satsuma.
You’ve eaten: A 100g chocolate bar
How many calories: 530
What you can do: Go out on the town! An hour and a half of dancing will lose you 530 calories. If strutting your stuff for that long is too much, do 45 mins and it’ll be like you’ve only eaten and egg mayonnaise sandwich.