We are well known for comparing health insurance. But sometimes, sitting in the food court at the local shopping centre, tucking into some ice cream (yes, ice cream for lunch), we can’t help but compare what we are eating with the lunch of the stranger sitting next to us. You know the moment … that guilty comparison.

Well, you might be surprised to find that working off a scoop off choc-chip-cookie-dough ice cream might not take as long as you think. In fact, it might take less time to work off than that stranger’s healthy looking sushi.

How much time, you ask?

Ice cream vs sushi

1 x scoop of Baskin Robbins choc-chip cookie dough ice cream: 275 calories

  • Running – 15 minutes
  • Swimming – 30 minutes
  • Yoga – 45 minutes
  • Walking – 1 hour 15 minutes

3 x Sushi Train salmon rolls: 575 calories

  • Running – 1 hour
  • Swimming – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yoga – 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Walking – 2 hour 30 minutes

So, if we average this out, it looks like you could have two scoops of ice-cream and still not have to look guiltily across at that strangers “healthy” sushi.

Want more? We’ve done some research to let you know how to eat your cake and work it off! Disclaimer: we didn’t compare cakes.