Daily Fit 4/19/19: Eat Candy Without The Guilt

Eat candy without the guilt

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Health Tip of The Day: No, You Can’t Actually Gain Weight From One Day Of Overeating.

What Science Says: If you’re nervous about gaining weight after devouring all that Easter candy — don’t be. You can’t actually gain weight from a single meal or day of overeating. If you’re typically consuming an average of 2,000 calories per day, which is what most mildly active twenty-somethings should consume daily to maintain their current weight, you would have to eat 3,500 additional calories that day to gain just one pound of fat. That’s a whole lot of candy!

Why It Matters: To give you a better sense of what a 3,500 calorie-meal looks like, check this out. You would have to eat your regular diet plus three glasses of wine (350 calories), two chicken wings (110 calories), some onion rings (340 calories), a portion of chips and queso (290 calories), a loaded burger (860 calories) and a slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s OG cheesecake (830 calories) — and still have 720 calories to spare before you could potentially gain only one pound. So don’t stress this Sunday and let yourself indulge in some much-deserved sweets. [Swirled]

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