Calories in Chocolate – Is it worth having that pig out?

So, Easter is around the corner and the stores are full of temping little morsels that you just can’t resist buying. Some for the kids, some for you?

Next weekend when the house is full of chocolate, how will you cope? Do you have the willpower to resist hooking in to the Bunny’s ears every hour? Or peeling one more piece of foil wrap off a ‘tiny weeny egg’ – after all – how bad can they be? Might as well have another one!

You have trained hard all year and have realised your New Year’s Resolutions, only to be confronted with the friggin’ Easter Bunny and all his wicked ways, depositing his loot in all the wrong places so they can’t be avoided (the fridge) and all just in time to settle into Winter and hibernate. Right? Lucky that you can pull on some baggy warm clothes and hide those Cream Eggs! But it doesn’t have to be this way!

With that in mind, I thought I’d arm you with some knowledge that will help you turn away from temptation, and if you can’t, let you know how much damage you can do over a few days, and more importantly how hard you have to work to get rid of it all. Once it’s past your lips, it generally lands on your hips!

So, exactly how many calories are in those tiny eggs hey? Let’s see.



Mini Eggs    36cals each

Deluxe Bunny 100g (purple)  800 cals

Creme Egg    172 cals

Cherry Ripe Mini   84 cals

Cherry Ripe standard bar  241 cals

Crunchie Mini    87 cals

Crunchie standard bar   243 cals

Flake Mini    75 cals

Flake standard bar   161 cals



Lindt Gold Milk Bunny w/ Red Ribbon

200g large 1086 cals

100g small 543 cals

10g mini  53 cals

Gold Bunny Gift Box w/ 3 carrots 716 cals

Mini Eggs    97 cals

Lindt Balls (red)   64 cals


Red Tulip

Mini egg caramel   48 cals

Maltezer Mini Egg    34 cals


Now, how long to work it off??

This is just an average and will vary due to body composition and fitness levels, but it is a good guide on how much exercise is needed to burn off Easter calories. Remember that if you are lighter you burn less calories, and heavier you will burn more. Use the weight in kilos below to gauge an idea.


EXERCISE                                                 65KILOS             85 KILOS

30min Jog at 6.5km/hr                               195                        255

80min Soccer Match                                    607                       793

60min Brisk Walk                                         345                       451

Swimming 30 mins                                       189                        247

Circuit Training Vigorous 75min               650                        850

Mountain Bike Riding 90mins                   829                      1024


For less than a minute of pleasure on your tongue, you will need to perform at least 30mins of exercise to burn it off.


So by all means, enjoy an Easter treat, but be aware of what it will take to work it off. Think twice before going back for seconds!


Happy Easter!







BeachFit Wind Up April 2014


Congratulations to all of the guys and girls that have completed another 10 week round of BeachFit. You have been a fantastic group to work with and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching you all go from strength to strength. This has undoubtedly been one of the toughest programs I have set, and you have all passed with flying colours!

This week I ran their Time Trial for the last time (we do one at the start and one at the end) and then compared them with their trials 10 weeks ago. I am very pleased to report that there have been significant improvements all round.

Weigh-in was Monday night, and again, there have been some great results, with everyone registering body fat loss when compared to the beginning of the 10 week program. Proof that High Intensity Training works! It has been a tough program, but well worth the effort when you see these results.

This program has also had the highest rate of 100% attendance out of all of my previous programs – although obviously I would prefer 100% attendance, 100% of the time, from 100% of people! It is a big commitment to say you will get out of bed before 5am two days a week, but that is what you do when you sign up – you commit to making a change – so only you can get those changes happening, and the first step is obviously to get your butt out of bed! So well done to the following people that toughed out every single sessions with no excuses!

Kathryn Mayger – 100% both days

Sarah Dixon – 100% both days

Nadine Coady – 100% both days

Ian Linton – 100% both days

Rich Williams – 100% one day

Liz Williams – 100% one day

Jeanette Goodwin – 100% one day

Donna Snudden – 100% one day plus many casuals

Matt O’Brien – casual participant due to work travel but almost completed all sessions.


I hope you all enjoy your well earned rest now, and then decide what your next challenge is! Don’t let all this hard work go to waste! I hope to see you at Gymea Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as you continue this healthy lifestyle journey! Find a new goal and then go out and chase it!


Thanks for being a part of BeachFit once again, I look forward to seeing you all at the next program when it starts in August/September.