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Work it Off: Burn Through a 600-Calorie Plate of Nachos

There are certain weeks when my “TGIF” attitude carries over to what I eat. This past Friday was a good example of this. I’d worked hard for the past 5 days and when Friday rolled around I was ready to unwind. I met up with some friends and ordered one of my favorite comfort foods—nachos.

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To me, few things feel as good—or bad—as a heaping plate of nachos. You’ve got the crunchy pile of corn chips. The warm black beans and melted cheese. The salsa and, if you’re really lucky, guacamole. On last night’s order there was even a healthy helping of pulled pork. Delish!

Luckily I shared the snack—which actually served as dinner—but the calorie count of this one was a real doozy: Somewhere around 1,200 calories for the gooey plate. That means I ate around 600 calories worth of nachos in one sitting. Ouch!

What are some options for burning off 600 calories of nachos?

 

I could have done household chores—like painting and moving furniture—for 2 hours and 48 minutes minutes.

burn paint

 

I could have gone on an 84 minute hike.

burn hike

 

I could have taken a high-intensity fitness class for 63 minutes.

burn class

 

Also Read:

Nacho Skillet Dinner

What Taco Bell is Hiding in its Food

Restaurants are Lowering Calories Before Posting Numbers on Menus

March 2nd, 2014

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