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Posted by Cara on April 18, 2014

Ever wondered how long it would take to work off that beloved Easter candy?

A recent study showed that Americans spent $2.1 BILLION on Easter candy last year – that’s a lot! Even though the chocolaty and ‘peepy’ goodness we all enjoy so much only happens once a year [that's a plus] the pounds we put on with it really add up!

So what’s your favorite – those melt in your mouth Reese Eggs? Maybe a few Whoppers Robin Eggs? Whatever Easter candy you prefer, enjoy it … and then plan on working out. When that beloved Easter Bunny leaves you those sweet treats this Sunday he’s also leaving you with some extra weight – as in body weight. Luckily, for you and myself, I found a handy list of the calories we’ll be consuming (along with a few ways to get rid of them).

  • Cadbury Creme Egg, 150 calories: A 30-minute game of doubles tennis.
  • Pack of five original Peeps, 140 calories: 20 minutes of moderate rowing.
  • One milk chocolate-covered Peep, 110 calories: A brisk, 30-minute walk.
  • A dozen Cadbury Mini-Eggs, 190 calories: A 30-minute cross-training session of running and walking.
  • Seven Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Eggs, 200 calories: A half-hour on the elliptical machine, set to moderate.
  • Snickers Egg, 160 calories: Jumping rope at a moderate pace for 15 minutes.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, 170 calories: Moderate aerobics for 35 minutes.
  • Russell Stover Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny, 240 calories: Ride a bike at a moderate pace for 30 minutes.
  • 24 pieces of Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs, 190 calories: A 30-minute hike.
  • A quarter-cup of M&Ms Bunny Mix, 210 calories: 25 minutes of running at a 12mph pace.

*Please know that the number of calories burned are for a 135-pound woman. Yep, I’m right there with ya – I’ll be exercising longer than what’s suggested above too :)

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