NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Carnival season is upon us, and who here has the strength to withstand the siren song of king cake? Fortunately, Molly Kimball’s here to help us Get the Skinny and realize that the tempting treat doesn’t have to wreck your diet.
Love it, Like it, Hate it: King Cake!
One-inch slice (diameter of a quarter)
100 calories & 15 grams of white, sugary carbs
What it takes to burn it off: 30 minutes of setting up camp along the parade route
3-inch slice (approximate width of iPhone)
300 calories and 45 grams of white, sugary carbs
What it takes to burn it off: Catching beads for 90 minutes
Six-inch slice (length of a dollar bill)
600 calories & 90 grams of white, sugary carbs
What it takes to burn it off: Two hours of walking the parade route