30 Nov Say no to treats
Don’t fall into the “I deserve this treat!” trap. Yes, strolling around the mall is good exercise. That said, we tend to overestimate just how many calories we burn when we shop, says Cris Slentz, PhD, exercise physiologist and assistant professor of medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “At most you burn 150 calories an hour if you weigh 150 pounds, and that’s a pretty generous estimate,” he says.
Reality check: You’d have to walk for six hours to burn off a Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll. Resist! Resist!