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 Rx: 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 turned to Jell-O 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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