Odds are you’ll not be at the Royal Wedding on April 29th, but if you will be guesting at a wedding this summer, beware! Big day treats could see your calorie input soar to 5,000 – here’s how to exercise it off...
Fitness First Personal Trainer of the Year Katie Ford says, 'As summer and the wedding season approaches it's easy forget how many calories we can actually consume over the course of a day.'
With champagne at 90 calories a glass, a few canapés at 200 calories each, a three-course celebration meal at 1,000 calories and a single piece of wedding cake 650 calories you've already clocked up around 2,500 calories.
'Add to this wine, beer, breakfast before the ceremony and a tasty evening buffet and you can easily consume 5,000 calories,' says Katie. 'It is difficult to avoid those extra calories and so we still need to exercise in order to keep in shape and not totally abandon our fitness routines.'
She suggests a number of short workouts to burn those extra calories, all suitable for at home, outdoors or in the gym.
Katie says, 'You can fit these in around any kind of summer celebration where the calorie count is high from a wedding to birthday parties or BBQ.'
One glass of Champagne = 90kcalBurn it off: Try 10 minutes on the cross trainer or power walking up hill
Glass of red wine = 135 kcalBurn it off: Try 20 minutes of a group exercise class or video - for example Get Fit with Mel B group exercise class or video game
1 pint of beer = 225kcalsBurn it off: Try 30 minutes of a Body Attack class
One/two canapes = 291kcalBurn it off: Try 30 minutes of running or jogging, either on the treadmill or in a park
Slice of wedding cake = 650 caloriesBurn it off: A Zumba class can easily burn off 650 calories - and you can have fun at the same time.
Half pork pie = 245kcalsBurn it off: Try 30 minutes of an RPM/Group Cycling class or an hour's bike ride
Wedding meal with wine = 1,000 caloriesBurn it off: The big one! Complete all of the above classes and exercises.
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