CNY snacks you that probably didn’t know have more calories than a bowl of rice
Exercise portion control this festive season
by Jillian See /
January 26, 2018
It’s the time of the year again for family gatherings, giving (or receiving) red packets and feasting on goodies. From fragrant, savoury bak kwa to buttery, flaky pineapple tarts, Chinese New Year (CNY) treats probably contain more calories than you think.
In fact, most of these bite-sized snacks are more calorific than a bowl of white rice. Yikes! Putting this into numbers, a standard bowl of white rice has 280 calories and it would take a 55kg woman close to 30 minutes of non-stop jogging to burn it off. Check out the calorie count of your favourite festive snacks – you might think twice about overindulging this CNY.
Calorie calculations are from MyFitnessPal and based on a 55kg woman.
Per serving (1 slice, 94g): 370 calories
Eating just one slice will take you two hours and 15 minutes of walking to burn off!