We all know that donuts are not a health food, but sometimes you just can’t resist. And unless you eat them every day or go through a dozen in one sitting, there are things you can do when you give into temptation so those extra empty calories don’t sabotage your diet.

The Real Weight of a Donut

Donuts are high in calories and contain a lot of fat and sugar without contributing much nutritional value. The calorie count and nutrition facts for donuts will differ depend on the type of donut it is (cake, glazed, filled, etc.) and the size.

For example, a French Cruller at Dunkin Donuts has 220 calories and a Glazed Chocolate Donut has 340 calories while an Original Glazed Donut at Krispy Kreme has 190 calories and a Double Dark Chocolate Donut has 400 calories, according to the companies’ respective websites.

So What Can You Do to Burn Off Those Extra Calories?

Here are 10 ideas:

ACTIVITYCALORIES BURNED IN 30 MINUTES
Slow dancing112
Walking (3.5 mph)149
Gardening167
Walking (4.5 mph)186
Aerobics (low-impact)205
Swimming223
Rollerblading260
Bicycling (12-13.9 mph)298
Running (6 mph)372
Bicycling (16-19 mph)446

Note: The calorie counts shown are approximate and based on a 155-pound person. You may burn more or less for the same activity depending on your weight and level of intensity.

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Date Last Reviewed: April 18, 2018

Editorial Review: Andrea Cohen, Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor

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