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I love the health tip I got this morning from the Sun-Herald. This article is attributed to Shannan Ponton and Michelle Bridges, trainers from The Biggest Loser.

big-macThey say that a medium serve of fries will take 35 minutes to run off or 1.5 hours to walk off. (And that is just to get you back to where you were before you ate the fries.)

Plus, if you had a hamburger instead of a home made chicken and salad sandwich, you’d also put on an extra 100 calories, which would take a 28 minute walk to burn off.

So next time someone says to you ‘Do you want fries with that?’ just remember that in addition to the extra 28 minute walk you have to do because you had the burger, what they are really saying is ‘Do you want an extra 35 minute run or a 1.5 hour walk with that?’

And if they say ‘would you like to upsize?’ what they are really saying is ‘would you like to be fat or really fat?’

Hasn’t fast food industry got a lot to answer for?

Also see my article on fruit juice and simple rules for healthy eating.