Eat This, Run That

‘Tis the season to be jolly… which goes hand-in-hand with festive feasting.

Ensure that you don’t pick up any extra kilos by running off those holiday indulgences. 

1 Mince pie (170g) 850m
1 Slice of Gammon (70g) 3km
1 Slice of turkey with skin (90g = 3 matchboxes) 3km
Christmas Pudding (65g) 3km
Chicken Pie 2.7km
Boerewors (90g) 4.5km
Lamb Chops (70g) 3km
Fish ‘n Chips 10km
6 Oysters 0.3km
6 Prawns 0.5km
Small packet of chips (e.g. Niknaks, Simba) 2.7km
Biltong (120g) 4km
6 pieces of sushi (e.g. Rainbow Rolls) 0.5km
Soft serve with Flake 6km
Gingerbread (70g) 3.6km
Granadilla Lolly 1.5km
Watermelon (1 slice) 3.5km
Shooters (per shot) 1km
Red Wine (175ml) 1.2km
White Wine (120ml) 1.6km
Beer / Savanna (340ml) 1.7km

Please note: calculations are averaged to best fit the general population. For an accurate calculation of how many calories you burn per kilometre, visit the Runner’s World US website


6 Responses to Eat This, Run That

  1. Jess 20 December 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Is that really right 3.5km for a slice of watermelon?

    • Lisa 21 December 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      I was wondering the same thing – that doesn’t seem right. 350 metres maybe?

      • Lebogang 4 January 2013 at 5:17 pm #

        lol! I am also shocked by the watermelon run off… I mean its ~90% water, its definitely a mistake because there is just a 1km difference in comparison with 90g of Boerewors.

  2. Jess 20 December 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Is this over and above your daily allowance?

  3. MC 2 January 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    I will then much rather have 2 glasses of wine!

  4. Pieter 20 December 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    According to Dr Philip Maffetone, author of ‘the big book of endurance training and racing’, Watermelon, pineapple and dried fruits are among the highest-glycemic fruits and should be eaten sparingly, if at all. This also includes fruit juices. So if you are carb intolerant not a good idea to eat them. At the low end of the glycemic index are cherries, plums, grapefruit, apricots, mellons, berries and peaches. Apples, pears and baby bananas have a more moderate glycemic index with grapes, oranges and large bananas scoring higher.

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