During the summer months, we all tend to be more physically active. And while this is a big part of maintaining good health, you still have to watch what and how much you eat to stay in good health. Even if a food is considered 'healthy' (low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar, or whatever you think of as better for you), chances are it contains calories that you will prefer to use for energy and not to store as extra weight that you may not need.
As you can see from the chart below, even with exercise, you still need to keep an eye on the calories you eat. For example, you can load up on 25 Reese's Pieces if you are willing to add 15 minutes to your aerobic routine. That extra Taco Bell taco supreme may cost you nearly an hour of moderately brisk walking. And having that third item of yummy orange chicken from Panda Express means adding more than an hour and a half to your tai chi routine. Let's take a look at what real foods, especially fast foods, require in physical activity to burn.