Whether you spell it doughnut or donut, you're probably looking forward to this delicious day: National Donut Day. After all, it's a day where the word "moderation" disappears from our dictionaries, substituted by a multitude of donuts, eclairs, and crullers, ready to be devoured.
Still, we tend to feel guilty and wonder, "How many calories did I eat?", "Do I need to work out today?", and, ultimately – "Do or DONUT?" To this simple question, we give you a simple answer: donut. Definitely DONUT.
And even if you do feel guilty, make sure you burn off those calories into something fun! An hour on the treadmill might be a bit more effective, but there are indeed more enjoyable ways to deal with post-indulgence regrets. So, we put together a list of the ten most pleasurable ways to burn donuts. We highly recommend encouraging your partner to participate – they will surely be pleased with your creative approach to dieting 😉
National Donut Day: the day when we stop counting calories
National Donut Day, the very first Friday of June, is as good a day as any to devour a 'few' sweet treats. Some prefer traditional donuts, while others favor French crullers. All of these treats have one thing in common, though: they're not really the healthiest snack on the planet.
A typical donut has around 300 calories, which isn't all that bad. The main reason why we shouldn't eat them on a day-to-day basis is their preparation method – deep-frying! This phrase alone makes dietitians cry in despair.
How to pick a donut, then? You need to remember that no two donuts are alike. Make sure to select the fluffiest ones, made of high-quality flour. Try to choose baked donuts over the fried ones, and consider dropping the glazing. When it comes to filling, a sugar-free filling is by far the best option – donuts are already sweet enough 🍩 and if you want a yeast-free option, try making sourdough for your donuts.
And when is the best time for such a treat? It turns out that early morning is the best moment for a donut! Maybe it's not the healthiest breakfast you could have, but it provides you with a massive dose of sugar. Your body uses that sugar to produce acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter responsible for concentration and memory. If your mornings at work tend to be quite stressful, use a donut for that additional energy boost!
The 10 most pleasurable ways to burn donuts
Let those who have never binged on donuts cast the first stone. We now present our ten favorite ways to burn excess calories!
Steamy sex. Do we really need to explain why this made the top of the list? 😇
Cuddling. If you're not in the mood for sex, you can also spend the evening cuddling with your partner. Whether you'll be talking, watching a movie, or simply enjoying each other's company, the donuts will burn themselves!
Romantic dance. What's a better physical activity than dancing? Slow dancing, crazy salsas, elegant waltzes – the choice is yours!
Laughing to tears. Not fond of the ideas above? You don't need a partner for a good laugh, although you can get into a tickle fight, too.
Sweet kisses. All the sweeter because of all the donuts you ate throughout the day! 🍩
Massaging your partner. Has your partner devoured so many donuts they're now in a coma? No worries – you can give them a nice relaxing massage, burning calories as you do.
Bubble bath. Hot water, bubbly foam, candles, dim lighting... In such an atmospheric setting, the donuts will be gone for good in no time. However, if this is your choice, we suggest passing on the champagne and chocolates, or your lovely bath might not give you your intended results!
Relaxing sleep. Yes, it's true – you burn calories by sleeping! Remember that this method won't work for the over-indulgent unless you plan to sleep for a few days straight 💤
Watching horror movies. Shaking with fear will help you get rid of a donut or two... Unless you're planning a binge-watching extravaganza, in which case you might even burn a Dunkin Donut's Bismark!
Board game duel. Instead of only settling for physical effort, why not add some mental gymnastics? The satisfaction you get from winning will be even greater if you burn some donuts while doing it!
Sounds beautiful, but how can I calculate it?
Here at Omni Calculator, we believe the world can be calculated and measured. We strive to translate all of our knowledge about the universe into mathematical equations. This calculator is quite simple: we know how many calories each donut has, so your dietary accounting boils down to noting the number and type of treats eaten.
To find out how many calories you need to burn, we use the MET – the so-called metabolic equivalent of task. The MET unit describes how many calories you burn per hour of activity per one kilogram of body mass. For example, dancing has a MET value of 3.0. It means that if you weigh 70 kilograms (154 pounds), you're going to burn 210 kcal per hour of dancing.
We based this calculator on the, which was published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise in 2011. We chose 10 of the over 800 different activities, picking the ones that – apart from getting us to move – are simply extremely pleasurable!
The table below compares these ten activities for a person weighing 70 kilograms. We strongly recommend each and every one of them!
Calories burned per hour
Time needed to burn one donut
2 h 38 min
1 h 35 min
Laughing to tears
4 h 8 min
1 h 42 min
Massaging your partner
1 h 11 min
3 h 10 min
5 h 17 min
Watching horror movies
3 h 39 min
Board game duel
3 h 10 min
So, let's do this! We encourage you to eat all the donuts you want and burn those calories in the most pleasurable way possible 😉