Indian festivals call for get togethers with friends and families, shopping for new clothes and indulging in great food. And high calorie Indian sweets play an integral role in this festive food.
While different regions have different types of sweets, usually made of local ingredients, one thing they probably all have in common is the high calorie count. Even the most careful eater tends to consume tends to get a little lax during the festive season. It’s hard to say no when you’re surrounded by delicious temptation and when everyone around you is indulging and forcing you to indulge in sweets as well.
We all need a little treat now and then. After all, what is life without something sweet to go with it? So here are the calorie counts of popular Indian sweets, as well as exercise options for you to burn them off. This is not to put you off, but instead to help you make informed choices and enjoy the festive season without regrets.
Indian sweets, calorie count and exercises to burn those calories
NAME OF THE SWEET
EXERCISE TO BURN CALORIES
|Gulab Jamun||150||Dancing for 30 minutes at moderate speed|
|Rasgulla||125||15 minutes of step aerobics|
|Kaju Katli||58||Running for 3 minutes at the speed of 16 km/h|
|Burfi||142||Approx. 25 minutes of brisk walking|
|Mysore Pak||357||38 minutes of swimming (speed of 1.5 km/h)|
|Kaju Burfi||83||Running for 5 minutes at the speed of 16 km/h|
|Jalebi||200||Gardening for 30 minutes|
|Panut Burfi||81||Running for 5 minutes at the speed of 16 km/h|
|Milk Cake||224||Jogging for 30 minutes|
|Khoya and Sooji Ladoo||134||Cycling for 20 minutes at the speed of 20 km/h|
|Motichur Ladoo||150||Climbing steps for 30 minutes|
|Chocolate Burfi||141||Ride a bike at moderate speed for 20 minutes|
|Coconut Burfi||192||Playing badminton for 40 minutes|
|Coconut & Sooji Ladoo||173||Mowing the loan for 40 minutes|
|Besan Ladoo||153||Washing car for 30 minutes|
|Tl ke Ladoo||80||Ironing clothes for 20 minutes|
|Rice Kheer||141||Doing rigorous household work for 30 minutes|
|Gujiya||501||Skipping rope for 40 minutes|
|Sohan Halwa||399||Playing squash for 35 minutes|
|Atta Halwa||263||1 hour of painting home or office|
|Sheera||181||Jogging for 25 minutes|
|Malpua||325||Playing golf for 1 hour|
It is very difficult to stay away and cut the calories gained out of sweets consumed during festivals. But a well planned regimen including balanced diet and regular exercise can do miracles to cut the unwanted fat in the festive season.
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