If you have leftover candy from Halloween, take my advice and toss it, burn it, flush it and dispose of it ASAP.

Just because something says "Fun-Sized" on it doesn't exactly make it okay to eat.

I live in a house where there's a prominent candy dish year round that is always topped to the brim with sweets. As many times as I've asked my Mom to get rid of it, the bowl always seems to become more and more enticing.

Scenario: Walks past the bowl of candy.

Me: I don't need it, I definitely don't need it.

Also Me: Okay, perhaps just one.

Once again-Me: *Devours 3 Twix, 1 Milky Way and 2 Kit-Kat Bars* -Damn it.

It's a never ending vicious circle of junk food binging and one by one those delicious candies that appear to be little are making a big impact on my body.

Tonight, as I was scrolling through a black hole on Pinterest, I discovered a flow chart of Halloween candy and what it takes to exercise off the calories and I instantly felt sick to my stomach. This entire time I was doing more damage than good by failing to walk away from the candy bowl abyss.

Here are the "fun-sized" stats that will change the way you control your sweet tooth:

  • 1 Bag of M&M's = 8 minutes of running (88 calories)
  • 1 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup = 9 minutes of swimming (105 calories)
  • 1 Snickers Bar = 7 minute bike ride (80 calories)
  • 1 pack of Starbursts = 4 minutes of jump rope (40 calories)
  • 1 Kit Kat Bar = 9 minutes on the elliptical (73 calories)
  • 1 Butterfinger = 14 minutes of yoga ( 100 calories)
  • 1 Twix bar = 13 minutes of weight lifting (75 calories)
  • 1 Three Musketeers Bar = 14 minutes of walking (64 calories)

Now, I get it, this all depends on how active you are and what you do for a living, but these statistics are still pretty scary if you ask me and I'm all set with becoming a big guy from a small snack.


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