Here's what it takes to burn off the calories from a single paczek

Posted at 9:02 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 12:26:00-05

(WXYZ) — People throughout metro Detroit will be indulging with sweet, sweet paczki on Fat Tuesday, knowing that it might take a lot to burn it off.

According to the American Council on Science and Health, a single paczek has more than 700 calories – depending on what's in it and how it's made – including 25 grams of fat.

The council said that's one-third of the calories and fat recommended for the average daily diet.

Here's what you can do to burn off those calories, according to the council.

  • 60 minutes of running, jump rope, or cross-country skiing.
  • 68 minutes of swimming
  • 105 minutes of gardening
  • Singing 35 songs in the shower
  • Chewing gum for 63 hours
  • Texting for 17 hours