Diet Detective: BBQ Foods and the Summer Activities to Burn Calories

Two Beers

(12 ounces each)
Calories: 300
Exercise Equivalent (Cost to Burn Off the Calories): Sailing a Sunfish/Laser/Hobie Cat for 85.3 minutes
Fit Tip: Try ultra-light beer ­ do a taste test.

Pina Colada

(8 ounces)
Calories: 437
Exercise Equivalent (Cost to Burn Off the Calories): Water-skiing for 62.2 minutes
Fit Tip: Drinking a glass of wine instead would save you about 300 calories, or try sparkling wine with a splash of club soda

Glass of Lemonade

(8 ounces)
Calories: 99
Exercise Equivalent (Cost to Burn Off the Calories): Body surfing for 28.2 minutes
Fit Tip: Most lemonade contains sugar. Try squeezing 2 lemons into a glass of still or sparkling water.

Watermelon

(One wedge/16 of a melon or about 10 ounces)
Calories: 87
Exercise Equivalent (Cost to Burn Off the Calories): Playing hopscotch for 14.8 minutes
Fit Tip: Make sure you're not just eating watermelon ­ or any fruit for that matter to quench your thirst. Still, watermelon, overall, is a great snack.

CHARLES PLATKIN, Ph.D., is a nutrition and public health advocate and founder of DietDetective.com. Copyright 2014 by Charles Platkin. All rights reserved. Sign up for the free Diet Detective newsletter at www.DietDetective.com

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