Easter Sunday, will be here in a matter of days, and the children are more excited about the April 5th date than ever. Many of them know that this is the holiday where they receive gifts in the form of Easter Baskets. While there are often gifts included, most of the children are interested in the candy that will be provided. Who can really blame them? This is one of the few holidays where candy is given to them without them having to ask. After all, who can really resist jellybeans, or chocolate bunnies, or even Chocolate Easter Eggs and Peeps?
While the candy itself may be irresistible, it comes at a price of the calories that comes with them. The key is “moderation”. Too much of anything isn’t good for you, and the exercise it takes to burn off such calories is often times much more than the candy was worth. Let’s check out How Much Walking it Takes to Burn Easter Candy Calories. This is providing you’re able to clear one mile in 2,000 steps.
25 Small Jellybeans
Jellybeans are not huge, but 25 of the small candies comes to 140 calories. You will need to walk 1.4 miles or 2800 steps to burn the calories off.
No one can usually eat just one of those little sugary Peeps. However, you shouldn’t eat too many. Just 5 Peeps totals 160 calories. It will take 3200 steps or 1.6 miles of walking to burn these calories.
Large 7 oz. Chocolate Bunny
Chocolate is said to be good for you, but that doesn’t mean that you should over-do it. Just one Large 7 oz. Chocolate Bunny comes to 1050 calories. You will need to walk 10.5 miles or 21000 steps, putting you over your recommended 10,000 steps. This would be a great time to break out your Omron HJ-327T Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker and see how many steps you’re able to get in.
1 Cadbury Caramel Egg
Who can say no to a Cadbury Caramel Egg? Just remember that only 1 Cadbury Caramel Egg comes to 190 calories. It will take 1.9 miles of walking or 3800 steps to burn just 1 egg.
1 Hard-Boiled Easter Egg
Easter eggs, of course, are synonymous with Easter. The colors are pretty, and eggs are actually good for you. However, you still want to be sure not to have too many. One egg comes with 76 calories. To burn the calories of one Easter Egg, it doesn’t require much walking. You will need to walk 0.76 miles, or 1520 steps.
1 Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Egg
Just 1 Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Egg comes to 100 calories. You will need to walk 1 mile or 2000 steps. This would be a great time to get your Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications and make the steps count towards your daily 10,000.
1 Spongebob Squarepants Hollow Egg
We all love Spongebob Squarepants. However, the Spongebob Squarepants Hollow Eggs may not love us back. Just 1 Spongebob Squarepants Hollow Egg has a whopping 300 calories, which will take 6,000 steps or 3 miles of walking to burn. I recommend getting a Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Monitor and hitting the pavement, if this is your candy of choice.
Having an Easter snack will not kill you. However, too much of any of these candies are unhealthy and unflattering to your figure. Eat in moderation and enjoy. Happy Easter!