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A new infographic has revealed exactly how long you'll need to sweat it out in the gym to neutralise scoffing a favourite fast food.

While eating fried chicken, pizza and burgers will all entail a gym session of over an hour doing cardio or lifting weights, women have it far harder than men and must work extra hard to banish calorie-packed meals.



After a classic McDonald's favourite, the Big Mac, men would need to do 42 minutes of cardio or 57 minutes of weight lifting.

As for women, fifty-one minutes of cardio would help counter the 24 grams of fat in a Big Mac - over a quarter of the recommended daily allowance - or an hour and eight minutes of weightlifting.


However, the 450g Tesco chocolate fudge cake was by far the worst offender.

Clocking in at a whopping 1,710 calories and 90 grams of fat, only a hardcore gym sessions is going to shift the calories you've absorbed from this dessert. The average woman would have to lift weights for almost four hours to work off the calories in this cake.


Comparatively a chocolate bar seems healthy, with 237 calories which would take 25 minutes for the average woman to run off.

Alternatively you could spend thirty three minutes doing weightlifting exercises such as squats and deadlifts.


A Pizza Express margherita pizza contains 682 calories and 22 grams of fat. A typical woman would have to do an hour and a half of weightlifting to burn off one pizza. She would have to do an hour and eleven minutes for cardio. In comparison a typical man would have to do cardio for almost an hour of cardio and almost an hour and twenty minutes of weightlifting.

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Men will have to complete 40 minutes of cardio and 53 minutes of weight lifting whilst women will have to compete 48 minutes of cardio and 64 minutes of weightlifting to combat the calories in French fries.

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Three pieces of fried chicken from KFC contain 726 calories. A woman would have to do a cardio workout for an hour and fifteen minutes.

The infographic recommends doing eight pull ups and eight sets of five superset seated rows to help combat the 42 grams of fat in this sized portion of fried chicken.


And it's not just snacks that can sneak up on your waistline. The night in the pub might be even less guilt-free after you realise it would take 25 minutes to run off the 245 calories consumed with each pint.