This Is How Long It Takes To Work Off Popular Aussie Fast Food

08/03/2016 3:14 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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Ever wondered how long it takes to burn off the Big Mac or Dominos pizza you just inhaled? Well, now we know -- and the worst offenders might surprise you.

Based on the energy burned per hour of a person weighing 78kg, the new chart shows the total calories of 12 popular fast food meals and drinks to find out how much exercise it takes to work off the meal.

Surprisingly, it takes almost twice as long to burn off a meal at Nando’s than it does if you eat at Red Rooster. A burrito from Guzman y Gomez could also take three hours to walk off.

The four exercises included are running (626 calories burned per hour), swimming (470 calories per hour, yoga (312 calories per hour) and walking (254 calories per hour).

Note that if you weigh less or more than 78kg (the mid-point between average male and female weights), it could take you a longer or shorter time, respectively, to burn off your last meal.

It’s also important to note that each person's basal metabolic rate (the minimal rate of energy a person naturally burns at rest) varies, as well as that not all calories are created equal -- while a burrito might contain nearly the same energy as a Big Mac, the way it is broken down in the body and stored as fat may be different.

McDonald’s Big Mac with regular fries -- 861 calories

  • Running: takes one hour and 10 minutes to burn off
  • Swimming: takes one hour and 40 minutes
  • Yoga: takes two hours and 30 minutes
  • Walking: take three hours and 10 minutes


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Nando’s Quarter Chicken with regular chips -- 943 calories

  • Running: takes one hour and 20 minutes
  • Swimming: takes one hour and 50 minutes
  • Yoga: takes two hours and 50 minutes
  • Walking: takes three hours and 30 minutes

Guzman y Gomez Chicken Guerrero Burrito -- 800 calories

  • Running: takes one hour
  • Swimming: takes one hour and 30 minutes
  • Yoga: takes two hours and 20 minutes
  • Walking: takes three hours

Sumo Salad Sumo Famous Caesar Salad -- 385 calories

  • Running: takes 20 minutes
  • Swimming: takes 40 minutes
  • Yoga: takes one hour
  • Walking: takes one hour and 20 minutes


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Subway Chicken Parmigiana Melt sandwich -- 472 calories

  • Running: takes 30 minutes
  • Swimming: takes 50 minutes
  • Yoga: takes one hour and 20 minutes
  • Walking: takes one hour and 40 minutes


Boost Banana Buzz medium smoothie -- 349 calories

  • Running: takes 20 minutes
  • Swimming: takes 30 minutes
  • Yoga: takes one hour
  • Walking: takes one hour and 10 minutes

Domino’s BBQ Meatlovers small pizza -- 966 calories

  • Running: takes one hour and 20 minutes
  • Swimming: takes one hour and 50 minutes
  • Yoga: takes two hours and 50 minutes
  • Walking: takes three hours and 40 minutes

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Starbucks Caffe Latte Grande -- 223 calories

  • Running: takes 10 minutes
  • Swimming: takes 20 minutes
  • Yoga: takes 30 minutes
  • Walking: takes 40 minutes


Red Rooster Quarter Chicken with small chips -- 558 calories

  • Running: takes 40 minutes
  • Swimming: takes one hour
  • Yoga: takes one hour and 50 minutes
  • Walking: takes two hours

Sushi Train three salmon rolls -- 575 calories

  • Running: takes 50 minutes
  • Swimming: takes one hour
  • Yoga: takes one hour and 40 minutes
  • Walking: takes two hours and 10 minutes

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Hungry Jack’s Whopper with regular fries -- 1,046 calories

  • Running: takes one hour and 30 minutes
  • Swimming: takes two hours
  • Yoga: takes three hours and 10 minutes
  • Walking: takes four hours


Baskin Robbins one scoop of Choc Chip Cookie Dough ice cream -- 275 calories

  • Running: takes 20 minutes
  • Swimming: takes 30 minutes
  • Yoga: takes 40 minutes
  • Walking: takes one hour



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