How Much Exercise Do You Have To Do To Burn Off A Donut?

It’s very true that donuts taste really good and most of us cannot limit the intake. However, if you are a health conscious person or if you are worried about your increasing weight, then you probably would be interested in knowing how much exercise you actually have to do to burn off a donut. So, that’s what we are going to know in this post.

How Much Calorie In A Donut?

There are different types of donuts and they serve different range of calories. Chain restaurants like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme, serve several types of donuts with very high number of calories. For example, a Dunkin Donuts chocolate cake has as high as 600 calories. Krispy Kreme’s Caramel Crunch Donut has around 400 calories.

Again, an average strawberry frosted donut contains about 240 calories and 10 grams of fat. As per the United States Department of Agriculture, one medium chocolate donut contains 175 calories. One medium plain donut that is covered with sugar or glaze, contain about 192 calories.

How Much Exercise Do You Have To Do To Burn Off A Donut?

How Much Exercise Do You Have To Do To Burn Off A Donut?

Now, when we look at how much exercise do you have to do to burn off a donut; we first need to know that it depends on your body weight and also what type of exercise you are performing to burn off a donut.

To burn off the calories, you can perform several types of physical activities which include jogging, walking, swimming, doing zumba, playing tennis, walking a dog or doing the garden work.

For burning off a donut from Dunkin donut or Krispy Kreme, or those with high-calorie containing donuts, you will require at least one hour of high-intesity exercise. If case you weigh 155 lbs, you will have to jog at least for one hour at 5 mph. This would burn a total of 596 calories. For glazed donuts, you have to performs around 53 minutes of lunges to burn off a single donut.

However, if you are performing low-impact aerobics and you weigh 155 lbs, then you would burn around 205 calories in 30 minutes of your workout.

If you have eaten a strawberry frosted donut and if you weight 150 pound, you need to do brisk walk for 48 minutes and that is just over 3 miles, at a 4mph pace.

Considering a donut to contain 300 calories on average, you have to swim for at least 45 minutes, walk for 60 minutes, perform Zumba for 30 minutes, play tennis for 45 minutes, walk your dog for about 90 minutes and weed the garden for at least 60 minutes.


If you are not ready to work out to burn off the calories that you receive from your donut, then you need to look for a lower-calorie alternative; like, a small bag of chocolate covered pretzens, that contains 130 calories approximately. You may also eat chips or cookies containing 100 calories. However, if you find it really hard to resist the pull of a donut, then do cut off the donut to half and eat it.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:December 14, 2018

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