December 7, 2012

Friday Food for Thought …what if?

Some of you may have seen this picture around, but it was too good not to share.  According to Livestrong, 1 minute of burpees will burn approximately 10 calories for someone in the 155-lb weight range, and for argument’s sake let’s assume this 155-lb person will complete an average of 10 burpees per minute.

A Grande Starbucks Peppermint Mocha contains 330 calories.  Without getting into the carbs/fat/empty calories discussion, that’s 33 minutes of burpees just for one drink!  The highest-calorie 16-oz drink on their nutrition information site is the Double Chocolatey Chip Frappuccino Blended Creme…  Sounds tasty, but 500 calories!?  Forget the 7-minute burpee challenge; imagine showing up to a WOD where the board simply read “50 minutes of burpees”!!

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    Jan December 7, 2012 Reply

    A wise man once said: “You can’t outwork a shitty diet.”

    But I would like to know how many burpees for that wise man’s almond crescents, date & nut bread and biscotti. I think it’s a lot – I saw the ingredients.

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    Scott December 7, 2012 Reply

    Holy Perspective!

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    Wicasa Yatapika December 7, 2012 Reply

    If I witnessed that white board…I would leave! Hah! 🙂

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    Gretch December 7, 2012 Reply

    I think I would cry…

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    Melissa December 7, 2012 Reply

    Thank God I don’t like peppermint mocha!
    And hey, guess who I had the pleasure of sharing my physical therapy time with…..
    Ben Wilson!

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    Captain Awesome December 7, 2012 Reply

    After some looking the 10 calories would likely be in addition to your base caloric burn rate (when you are at rest) which for 155-lb (which I am not!) it would be around 1.5 calories extra per minute. So really it’s only 28.6 minutes. That’s not that bad!!

    Come on MD you can drink those all the time! You’re so dramatic.

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    hoov December 7, 2012 Reply

    Awesome you are correct

    I heard he eats twinkies while drinking the mocha too. The twinkie diet rules!! lol 🙂

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    nance December 8, 2012 Reply

    Wish there were burpee equivalents on my beer labels!!!

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