I’m a Bucks fan … no, no the sports team, Starbucks. And not just the coffee, but I love the chocolate chip cookies (and the chocolate croissants, but that’s a subject for another day). Sadly, this delicious treat has 310 calories.

Let’s do the math: one must burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound. My goal is to eat 1,200 calories daily — that’s before I account for calories burned during exercise. So, if I want to partake of a Bucks cookie, what can I do to quickly burn 310 calories — quickly being the key word here?

According to livestrong.com, a person who weighs 160 pounds walking at 5 mph burns about 500 calories in 50 minutes or so. Raise the speed to 8 mph and you’ll burn them in about 30 minutes. You could also take a 45-minute Spin class and burn up to 600 calories.

Hmm … certainly makes you think about what you eat. See you later — I’m off to spin!