Fair Food and Fitness Facts

Fair Food and Fitness Facts

Fair Food and Fitness Facts

Fair Food and Fitness Facts

From funnel cake to french fries, every fair goer has a favorite guilty pleasure, or two. Select what you think are the best choices, and then learn what it will take to work them off. When it's time for the fair, you'll be able to make good decisions!

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QUESTION 1 OF
How far does a 150-pound person have to walk to burn off a giant turkey leg?
 
 
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The correct answer is: C
Who would have thought? You would have to walk 11 miles to burn off the calories from one giant turkey leg, which weighs in at 1,136 calories and 54 grams of fat. That would mean you would have to walk back and forth across Manhattan nearly five times. Think about grabbing some forks and sharing with the family. If four of you eat it, that’s only 2.75 miles each. Okay. That’s still a lot. Maybe you want to avoid the turkey leg.
QUESTION 2 OF
Which sweet treat will treat you right?
 
 
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The correct answer is: A
It’s the banana! You may or may not be surprised to learn that the frozen yogurt, with 475 calories, is nearly twice the calories in the banana, which comes in at just 240 calories and four grams of fat, making it a good choice for a treat at the fair. The deep-fried candy bar is probably not, with 444 calories and 29 grams of fat. Keep in mind that any of these choices are better than the funnel cake, which clocks in at 760 calories and 44 grams of fat!
Source: Calorie King
QUESTION 3 OF
What will it take to work off that foot-long hot dog?
 
 
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The correct answer is: B
If you’re going to tackle that hot dog, you’d better be ready to tackle a tough workout too. With 470 calories, it would take a 160-pound person approximately 49 minutes of boxing on a heavy bag to burn off a foot-long hot dog and bun. Still better than a turkey leg!
Source: Calorie King
QUESTION 4 OF
How many minutes will you need to walk to make up for a serving of cotton candy?
 
 
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The correct answer is: D
Although it has no nutritional value, cotton candy is one of the top choices at the fair with 171 calories and zero grams of fat. It would only take you 34 minutes to walk it off, which you could earn just walking around and seeing the sights!
QUESTION 5 OF
You might love fried foods, but you can only pick one.
 
 
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The correct answer is: A
Onion rings for the win at 310 calories. Share them with a friend and this is a snack that’s downright reasonable (although not as good as eating vegetables that aren’t fried, but that wasn’t the question). The closest are the mushrooms at 395. The others are more than 500 calories, so maybe skip the potatoes?
Sources: Calorie King
QUESTION 6 OF
If you’re looking for zero fat and only 30 calories, which of the following should you get.
 
 
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The correct answer is: A
Sometimes, getting into a pickle isn’t a bad thing. The jumbo pickle is the lowest-calorie option at the fair, other than water. And it helps curb that salty, savory craving that is driving you toward the chips. Corn on the cob without butter (or even with a little if you want to splurge) is a great choice too!
Sources: Calorie King
QUESTION 7 OF
Pick the healthiest Mexican-inspired choice.
 
 
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The correct answer is: A
With 210 calories, a chicken taco is a good choice, if you’re looking for something savory and filling at the fair. The bean and beef burrito is the opposite, with 1099 calories and 41 grams of fat. That’s more than five tacos! The fish taco isn’t too bad, with 270 calories. Take a pass on those nachos, though, they weigh in at 859 calories.
Sources: Calorie King
QUESTION 8 OF
Step right up and guess how many calories are in a large caramel apple.
 
 
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The correct answer is: C
A large caramel apple clocks in at 300 calories and 5 grams of fat (mostly unsaturated), which isn’t as good as just eating an apple, but much better than a fried apple pie (more than 400 calories and nearly 20 grams of fat). Grab a knife and slice it up to divide the calories and share the fun.
Sources: Calorie King
QUESTION 9 OF
Why should you avoid deep-fried foods?
 
 
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The correct answer is: D
Deep frying foods adds calories, fat and usually salt too. Fried foods have been linked to risk factors for disease like obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Also, fried foods are often cooked in hydrogenated oils, which are high in trans fats and raise your chance of heart disease.
Source: WebMD
QUESTION 10 OF
Ready to burn off that fair food? What’s the most efficient way to do it?
 
 
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The correct answer is: D
Say you decided to have a jumbo corn dog. No need to feel guilty, if you know how to make up for it. At 375 calories, that would be 31 minutes of swimming, making it the most time-efficient exercise. It would take 43 minutes of jogging, 57 minutes of cycling and 104 minutes of walking. Keep in mind your intensity will have a big effect - if you’re just splashing around in the pool, that’s not going to do much for your waistline
Source: Calorie King
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