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40-Minute Treadmill Workout Burns 350 Calories

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Workout

For some, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey; for others, it's about the pie. I'm a mashed potatoes and gravy gal myself. I know I can eat this side dish at any time of the year, but I rarely do. I save my spuds ladled with fresh gravy for the once-a-year feast.

Curious about the calories in this delish dish, I found that the calorie count on a cup of homemade mashed potatoes, made with whole milk and butter, clocks in around 237 calories. A quarter-cup of gravy will run you around 103 calories. What does it take to burn the 340 calories found in a serving of mashed potatoes and gravy? Only about 40 minutes and a kick-ass treadmill workout! Keep reading for the cardio routine that allows you to have your buttery potatoes and eat them too.

Time
Pace (mph)
Calories Burned*/
Accumulative Calories
RPE**
00:00-05:00
5.0
36 / 36
1-3
05:00-10:00
6.0
45 / 81
4-7
10:00-11:00
7.0
10 / 91
8-10
11:00-15:00
6.0
36 / 127
5-7
15:00-16:00
7.5
11 / 138
8-10
16:00-20:00
6.0
36 / 174
4-7
20:00-22:00
7.0
20 / 194
8-10
22:00-25:00
6.0
27 / 221
4-7
25:00-27:00
7.5
22 / 243
8-10
27:00-30:00
6.5
30 / 273
4-7
30:00-32:00
8.0
23 / 296
8-10
32:00-35:00
6.0
27 / 323
4-7
35:00-40:00
5.0
36 / 359
8-10

*Calories burned calculations are based on a 130-pound woman
**RPE = Rate of Perceived Exertion

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Source: Flickr User ImipolexG

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bjeanne18 bjeanne18 5 years
I *love* mashed potatoes! probably one of my favorite splurges - will be pumping up the workout intensity in preparation! thanks!
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