Burn it to Earn it

Chips

With their satisfying, salty crunch and endless varieties to try, chips can be a dangerous thing to snack on. Here, we’ll cover a wide variety of flavors and brands, and we’ll let you know how many steps you need to take to work off a single 1 oz serving (if you can stop yourself there…).

All conversions are based on a 2,000 steps/mile average for a person weighing 150lbs.

Doritos

The word “Doritos” means “little golden things”—a perfect representation of Nacho Cheese Doritos. A 1 oz serving of these little golden crisps comes to about 11 chips (sad face) and contains 140 calories. You would have to take 3,275 steps to burn off this snack!

How to burn it off
  • 15 minutes of kickboxing
  • 25 minutes of rowing

3,275 Steps

Lay’s Potato Chips

It’s the most popular brand of chips eaten in America. Whether you prefer the Classic, Barbecue, or Sour Cream and Onion flavor, one serving is about 15 chips and contains 160 calories. It takes 3,743 steps to work off this snack.

How to burn it off
  • 15 minutes jumping rope
  • 20 minutes of mountain climbers

3,743 Steps

Pringles (Original)

There are 27 different flavors of Pringles sold in the U.S. and over 100 flavors sold worldwide. Pringles are the ultimate global chip. One serving is roughly 16 chips and contains 150 calories, which you can burn off with 3,509 steps.

How to burn it off
  • 15 minutes of burpees
  • 30 minutes of yoga

3,509 Steps

Ruffles

This chip’s name reflects its wavy shape. 12 of these chips make up one serving and contain 160 calories. It would take 3,743 steps to burn them off.

How to burn it off
  • 100 sit-ups and 15 minutes of squats
  • 22 minutes of Pilates

3,743 Steps

SunChips

15 chips of Original, Harvest Cheddar, Garden Salsa, or French Onion SunChips make up one serving and contain 140 calories. It takes 3,275 steps to burn these off.

How to burn it off
  • 15 minutes of kettlebell swings
  • 20 minutes of jumping lunges

3,275 Steps

Cheetos

These crunchy, bright orange snacks are impossible to stop eating. One serving comes in around 21 pieces and contains 160 calories. It would take 3,743 steps to burn these off.

How to burn it off
  • 40 minutes of walking
  • 25 minutes on the elliptical

3,743 Steps

Pringles has it right…“Once you pop, the fun don’t stop.” Those serving sizes of 11–21 chips require a lot of self-control, otherwise you’ll be taking a lot more steps.