Ghosts, witches, mummies and vampires are lurking right around the corner. Halloween has arrived! The first thought of Halloween is dressing the kiddos up in adorable Halloween costumes but the aftermath of those cute costumes is buckets of leftover Halloween candy sitting in the kitchen. We all know it is so hard to walk past the bags of candy without grabbing one or two, which can quickly turn into ten!
You have been busy keeping up with your exercise routine so don't let a few snack sized Snickers bars derail your progress. Below is a detailed list of your Halloween favorites from Men's Fitness and how much time you'll have to spend to get yourself back in shape after you indulge. After reading this surprising list I know I will think twice before grabbing the leftover candy!
Candy Calories Running Cycling Lifting
5 Reeses Miniature Peanut Butter Cups 220 17 minutes 39 minutes 26 minutes
2 Fun Sized Butterfingers 170 13 minutes 12 minutes 20 minutes
2 Fun Sized Snickers 160 12 minutes 11 minutes 19 minutes
19 Pieces of Candy Corn 140 10 minutes 9 minutes 15 minutes
5 Tootsie Rolls 117 9 minutes 8 minutes 14 minutes
1 Pack of Fun-Sized Peanut M&M's 90 8 minutes 6 minutes 11 minutes
No one expects anyone to not be tempted by the delicious bucket of treats, I know my husband and I will be raiding my son's candy for all of the peanut butter candy due to his peanut allergy. If you do help yourself to the candy here is a fun game you can play with your spouse to keep you accountable for the tasty treats.
For every piece of chocolate you eat do 20 push-ups. For every piece of fruity candy you eat do 20 squats. For the miscellaneous candy do 20 jumping jacks. We know that this won't burn off all the candy but it's a great start! Happy Halloween!