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Work it Off: 3 Ways to Burn off a 250-Calorie Corn Dog

corn dog 

I know what you’re thinking: Corn Dog? Who over the age of 12 eats those? But just imagine what a “gourmet corn dog” would taste like. Because that’s what they sell at various restaurants here in Portland: All-beef franks wrapped in some sort of locally-sourced corn batter and served with at least one type of fancy mustard. They’re delicious and are meant to be eaten with a fork and knife, because apparently these are upscale corn dogs.

Trust me: This fancy corn dog craze is going to hit restaurants near you soon, so it’s important to be prepared for the high caloric cost of this deep-fried meal-on-a-stick. CalorieCount.com estimates suggest a corn dog is around 250 calories, and while that number seems low to, I will stick with it for the sake of consistency (and to save myself even more guilt).

So what are a few of the ways I could have burned off this 250-calorie corn dog, which was my lunch one hot afternoon last week?

 

croquet

I could have played an afternoon game of croquet for 82 minutes.

 

paddleboard

I could have spent 70 minutes on a stand up paddle board.

 

bootcamp

I could have done 26 minutes of an outdoor boot camp class.

I wound up doing the boot camp class. Tis the season!


Also Read: 

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Work it Off: 3 Ways to Zap a 169 Calorie Gelato Bar

May 25th, 2014

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