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2/11/08

Calorie Quiz

Let's start with breakfast:

Doughnut holes versus grapes. How many grapes can you eat for the same calories in one doughnut hole?

A. 19 grapes
B. 27 grapes
C. 32 grapes

Shopper: 19

Grab another hand-full; you can actually have 27 grapes or just one doughnut hole for the same calories.

How many pineapple slices can you eat for the same calories as one glazed donut?

A. 9 slices of pineapple
B. 11 slices of pineapple
C. 14 slices of pineapple

Shopper: 14

That's right! You can eat 14 slices of pineapple or one glazed donut. It's your choice.

Shopper: "I'm on a challenge with my boyfriend to see who can lose the most weight and I'm determined to win."

Now, how about dinner?

How many salads with balsamic vinaigrette can you eat for the same calories as a Big Mac?

A. 5 salads
B. 10 salads
C. 15 salads

Shopper: I would say 10 salads.

Yep, you can eat 10 salads or one Big Mac, but remember that's a salad with only a lite dressing.

Here's some help for the snacks in between.

How many peanuts can you eat for the same calories as just 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter?

A. 26 peanuts
B. 32 peanuts
C. 38 peanuts

Shopper: I would say 26.

Actually it's a little more - 38 peanuts have the same calories as 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter.

How many apples can you eat for the same number of calories in a cup of chocolate ice cream?

A. 2 and a half apples
B. 3 and three-quarters apples
C. 6 apples

Shopper: In a cup of ice cream? 6 apples

Not quite that many - 3.75 apples equals the calories in one cup of chocolate ice cream.

Star fruit versus a Twinkie - how many cups of star fruit can you eat for the same number of calories as one Twinkie?

A. 4 cups of star fruit
B. 5 cups of star fruit
C. 6 cups of star fruit

Shopper: 6 cups

A Little less - you can eat four cups of star fruit or one Twinkie.

How many chocolate-covered raisins can you eat for the same calories as one chocolate chip cookie?

A. 20 chocolate-cevered raisins
B. 37 chocolate-cevered raisins
C. 53 chocolate-cevered raisins

Shopper: 53

That's a lot of chocolate covered raisins, but she's right. You can eat 53 chocolate covered raisins or one chocolate chip cookie.

That's a lot of chocolate covered raisins, but she's right!  You can eat 53 chocolate covered raisins for the same number of calories in a chocolate chip cookie.

How many cups of carrots can you eat for the same calories in a Snickers bar?

A. 3 and a half cups of carrots
B. 4 and a half cups of carrots
C. 5 and a half cups of carrots

Shopper: 3 1/2

Keep crunchin' - the correct answer: 4 and a half cups of carrots for a full size snickers bar.

How many kiwi can you eat for the same calories as two Double Stuff Oreos?

A. 2 kiwi
B. 3 kiwi
C. 4 kiwi

Shopper: I'll go for 4.

Kind of a tricky one here - the correct answer is two kiwis or two Double Stuff Oreos.

And finally to wash it all down - How long would you have to vacuum your house to burn off the calories in a 20-ounce Coke?

A. 35 minutes
B. 55 minutes
C. 85 minutes

Shopper: 85

That's right! Don't turn off that vacuum just yet; it takes 85 minutes to burn off one 20-ounce Coke.

The nutritionist we spoke with says if you really want to lose weight you have to go back to that basic rule - eat less and move more. But she said it's ok to let yourself have a little snack every once in awhile.

Source: myfooddiary.com 

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