“No amount of exercise will overcome a high-calorie diet,” says Brian Quebbemann, MD, a bariatric surgeon in Newport Beach, Calif.
Even if you walk for an hour at 4 mph – a very brisk pace – you’ll only burn about 360 calories.
Trouble is that a mere half-cup of Costco’s Kirkland Signature vanilla ice cream contains 280 calories.
And let’s be honest here: Would you really eat just half-a-cup?
In real life, a serving of ice cream is typically an entire cup. That means you’ve taken in 560 calories, 200 more calories than you burned.
“Most ice cream scoops are about 1/2 of a cup,” says Answers.com. “Some places (like Baskin Robbins) try to get as much ice cream as possible into one scoop and they can get closer to one cup.”
Probably not a good idea. Now you’re not only getting the calories in the ice cream, you’re adding the calories in the cone itself.
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