This Calculator Converts Fast Food Into Gym Time
Did you do three hours and 59 minutes of yoga after your Dunkin’ run this morning? We didn’t think so.
Why do we ask? That’s how long it’d take to burn off the calories in a medium, whole milk, vanilla latte and a plain bagel, according to a fast food calculator from Home Remedy Shop.
The site uses nutrition facts from seven U.S. fast food restaurants—Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s—to tell you how long you’d have to exercise, depending on your workout of choice, to burn off the calories in your meal. Take the above example: If yoga’s not your style, you could also bike for 90 minutes, walk for three hours and nine minutes, or rollerblade for just shy of two hours.
The calculator also provides you with how many veggies you’d need to eat to total the same number of calories. Our example meal equates to 162 asparagus spears, 26 tomatoes, or 144 broccoli stalks.
It’s important to note that calories aren’t always the best measure of health and nutrition. Plus, the site’s calculations aren’t a perfect way to assess your exercise needs, as they don’t account for your specific body composition, the calories burned just by living your life, or how vigorously you’re working out. Still, the calculator is an arresting, somewhat disturbing, way to understand the implications of your breakfast sandwich habit.