I love the 4th of July. Nothing says summer like parades, fireworks and neighborhood cookouts. Though I’m fully aware of the calories in/calories out equation, this is one tough holiday when it comes to intake. I’m always tempted to go a little overboard. (What to do when there are 3 different kinds of potato salad, 5 plates of brownies, pitchers of margaritas and that fluffy jello salad with the little marshmallows in it at the potluck table?) What helps me out on the 4th of July is that there is all kinds of calorie-burning fun to be had. So, how about taking that Koko bod outside and playing a little?
Just for fun, here’s a couple of 4th of July inspired calorie equations to inspire some play time:
If: you take a leisurely swim with the kids for an hour (400 calories spent)
Then: don’t feel so bad about eating a 1/4 lb cheeseburger with veggie toppings and condiments (350 calories consumed)
If: you go boogie boarding with your granddaughter for 30 minutes (100 calories spent)
Then: don’t feel so bad about drinking an 8oz glass of sweet tea (100 calories consumed)
If: You clean the house for 2 hours before company arrives (400 calories spent- though not technically fun it counts for some serious calorie burning!)
Then: don’t feel so bad about eating one cup of homemade potato salad (358 calories consumed)
If: you play badminton against your neighbors for an hour (300 calories spent)
Then: don’t feel so bad about eating 2 small brownies (224 calories consumed)
If: you play in a neighborhood softball game for an hour (300 calories spent)
Then: don’t feel so bad about eating 1 cup of strawberry ice cream (200 calories consumed)
If: you ride your bike with your nephew for a half hour and work up a light sweat (200 calories spent)
Then: don’t feel so bad about having a 12oz beer (150 calories consumed)
Summer is about fun, and your fit Koko body lets you to have more of it. Get out there and play. It will help mitigate the flabby consequences of the cookout table- just keep the old calories in/calories out equation in mind.
Have a happy, healthy 4th my friends!
President and Co-Founder