Exercise equivalents can be a helpful ingredient in understanding calories, as well as the work needed to burn off some of your favourite treats. Photo: Alamy

How exercise equivalents help you lose weight and think twice about reaching for that doughnut

  • Exercise equivalents are a weight loss tool used to calculate the amount of exercise needed to burn roughly the same number of calories in a food item
  • A 169lb American woman needs to run about 80 minutes at five miles an hour to burn off the 840 calories in Shake Shack’s bacon cheese fries
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Exercise equivalents can be a helpful ingredient in understanding calories, as well as the work needed to burn off some of your favourite treats. Photo: Alamy
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