Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them
Is that slice of pie worth it? Find out just what it takes to burn off your favorite holiday indulgences
The Bomb Buster: Believe it or not, it is possible to burn off that many calories without spending all day at the gym. But it won't be easy. Lauderdale's prescription -- 52 minutes of jump squats. Do as many as you can in 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and repeat over a 15-minute period. If you can complete three and a half sets (that's 52 minutes total), you'll have burned off those 695 calories. Piece of cake, right?
Why: "Doing these at max effort can burn over 200 calories in only 15 minutes," says Lauderdale.
Reality Check: We love the idea of torching 700 calories in just under an hour, but we're pretty sure no one other than Lou Ferrigno could do this workout. Fifty-two minutes doesn't seem that bad, but my thighs turn to gelatin after about five minutes of jump squatting. If you're not familiar with the workout, it involves jumping straight up into the air and landing in a squat position, on repeat. A fruit plate suddenly seems way more appetizing than this deceptive dip.
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