Health tips around “food holidays” like the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving often revolve around watching your calories, but do people truly know how many they are consuming from their favorite foods — and more importantly, how much exercise it would take to burn the calories off?
The “Diet Detective” Dr. Charles Platkin doesn’t think so. That’s why instead of just tossing out a number like “300 calories,” he goes one step further. Platkin reviews data and painstakingly analyzes tape of exercise to determine once and for all and easy-to-understand guide of what exercises are required to burn off your favorite foods this barbecue season. Would you grab that extra hot dog if you knew you’d have to swim for more than a half hour to burn it off?