Mayo Lovers Be aware
This creamy addition to many culinary concoctions, such as on a sandwich, in a dipping sauce or mixed up in egg or chicken salad, is often overlooked as extra calories.
What to do
Here’s the deal. You can either burn off mayo with exercise or switch to mustard. You can also switch to mustard and still get exercise and be that much farther ahead.
If you still don’t know what to do, imagine eating a tablespoon of mayo every day– 770 mayo-filled calories in a week. If that is your mode of eating, then consider switching to mustard at least half the time and add aerobic exercise to your day.
Next time you dip into some mayo, picture yourself exercising and ask yourself if it is worth it. Then ask yourself if you will really do the exercise needed to burn it off. If the answer isn’t an immediate and truthful YES, then switch to mustard, 1/4 avocado, olive oil or nothing at all. Know that if you are going to eat calories, you will feel best if you make them nutritious or low calorie ones.
Eat A Hamburger & Still Look Good
So you succumbed to eating a big fat juicy hamburger and now you want to burn it off.
Burn Burger Burn
Your basic hamburger is about 310 calories, and to burn that off here are some exercises to melt away that burger and bun. (These vary with height, weight, intensity and size of the burger you ate.)
- Walk: 94 minutes
- Run: 31 minutes
- Rebound: 26 minutes
- Swim: 59 minutes
- Bicycle: 45 minutes
When cooking your own burger, use lean ground beef or turkey. Instead of a pure meat burger, mix in chopped veggies, and either serve without a bun, or on a whole-wheat bun or whole grain bread. Add lettuce or fresh spinach topped with a slice of tomato and a dash of mustard. For a cheesy flavor with fewer calories, grate fresh Parmesan on top. And lastly, pair it with a cool glass of water or plain soda with a squeeze of lemon or lime — or add slices of pineapple for a refreshing beverage that goes with any burger.
A hamburger is Round, but it did not grow that way. A hamburger must be shaped and molded into a Round shape by a machine or human hands — so it falls under the category of Shaped Round foods. This means you can eat it some of the time, and if you do, just remember that you can burn it off — although in the Round world you are not allowed to feel guilty about eating it!
For more info on Round Food, browse Roundorama, especially the Round Code section. Or learn everything you never thought you’d need to do in the The Round Diet – a healthy eating book that will change your view of food forever, and make you laugh and wonder.
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