26 Ways to Burn Off Your Nasi Lemak Burger Calories

by Estelle Low
Weight Loss  |  September 04, 2017
  • McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger is back!
    1 / 27 McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger is back!

    So, McDonald’s has brought back its Nasi Lemak Burger, the one that had everyone – non-fast-food eaters included – raving about the coconut-flavoured fried chicken patty and sedap sambal sauce. The burger was so well-received, it sold out within two weeks when it was launched in July 2017.

    Now that the Nasi Lemak Burger is on the menu again, we have a second chance at it. Bear in mind, though: One burger contains about 550 calories, equivalent to a plate of steamed chicken rice.

    While at it, you might be tempted to order the other delish-sounding items, such as the Bandung McFizz, Chendol McFlurry and Coconut Pie. Sure, but we suggest burning off the calories (550) from the burger at least.

    Here are 26 ways to do it, non-sporting activities included.

    Photo: McDonald’s

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  • Roller blading, 45 minutes
    2 / 27 Roller blading, 45 minutes

    Calorie estimates are from MyFitnessPal, based on a 60kg woman.

    Photos: 123rf.com

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  • Rock climbing, 50 minutes
    3 / 27 Rock climbing, 50 minutes
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  • Swimming breaststroke or freestyle (fast), 55 minutes
    4 / 27 Swimming breaststroke or freestyle (fast), 55 minutes

    (Also read: The Best Group Fitness Classes in Singapore – All Tried & Tested!)

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  • Rope jumping, 55 minutes
    5 / 27 Rope jumping, 55 minutes

    Up the speed – try doing double unders – to burn more!

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  • Kickboxing, 55 minutes
    6 / 27 Kickboxing, 55 minutes

    Other martial arts workouts burn roughly the same amount of calories.

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  • Jogging at 9.6kmh, 55 minutes
    7 / 27 Jogging at 9.6kmh, 55 minutes

    The faster you run, the more calories you burn!

    (Also read: 5 Strength-Training Moves Every Runner Needs to Do)

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  • Elliptical trainer, 60 minutes
    8 / 27 Elliptical trainer, 60 minutes
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  • Zumba, 60 minutes
    9 / 27 Zumba, 60 minutes

    An hour of Zumba class is just what you need.

    (Also read: She Went From 90kg to 50kg After Doing Exercises Like Zumba Every Day)

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  • Rowing vigorously, 65 minutes
    10 / 27 Rowing vigorously, 65 minutes

    To get a good sweat from rowing, do it fast. Engage your whole body by powering your legs straight, then pulling till your elbows are right next to your torso.

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  • Stair climbing, 70 minutes
    11 / 27 Stair climbing, 70 minutes

    Instead of committing 70 minutes to climbing the stairs at one go, break it down into 10-minute sessions that you can do throughout the day.

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  • Circuit training, 70 minutes
    12 / 27 Circuit training, 70 minutes

    (Also read: These Bootcamp Classes Will Seriously Sculpt You From Head to Toe)

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  • Outdoor cycling at 20-22kmh, 70 minutes
    13 / 27 Outdoor cycling at 20-22kmh, 70 minutes
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  • Spinning, 80 minutes
    14 / 27 Spinning, 80 minutes

    Increase the resistance to up the burn!

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  • High-impact aerobics, 80 minutes
    15 / 27 High-impact aerobics, 80 minutes
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  • Backpacking or hiking uphill with a load (less than 5kg), 80 minutes
    16 / 27 Backpacking or hiking uphill with a load (less than 5kg), 80 minutes
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  • Kayaking, 1 hour and 50 minutes
    17 / 27 Kayaking, 1 hour and 50 minutes
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  • Dancing at a moderate to fast pace, 1 hour and 55 minutes
    18 / 27 Dancing at a moderate to fast pace, 1 hour and 55 minutes

    Ballet, modern dance and dance aerobics are included! Need ideas? Try this super fun dance routine by YouTube sensation The Fitness Marshall.

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  • Badminton (social), 2 hours
    19 / 27 Badminton (social), 2 hours

    Gather your friends for two hours of fun and friendly competition!

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  • Gardening, 2 hours and 20 minutes
    20 / 27 Gardening, 2 hours and 20 minutes

    Spend an afternoon cultivating plants and you’ll feel so relaxed after, not to mention work off those burger calories!

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  • Brisk walking at 5.6kmh, 2 hours and 25 minutes
    21 / 27 Brisk walking at 5.6kmh, 2 hours and 25 minutes

    Try brisk walking at these scenic outdoor routes in Singapore. Your pace should let you cover at least 10km in two hours.

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  • Walking a dog, 2 hours and 50 minutes
    22 / 27 Walking a dog, 2 hours and 50 minutes

    Spending some quality time with your furry friend works too.

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  • Cleaning vigorously, 3 hours
    23 / 27 Cleaning vigorously, 3 hours

    If you can’t stand dirt and mess, this is right up your alley.

    (Also read: 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Clean & Fresh – Toilets Included!)

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  • Golf, 3 hours
    24 / 27 Golf, 3 hours
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  • Strength training or weightlifting, 3 hours and 5 minutes
    25 / 27 Strength training or weightlifting, 3 hours and 5 minutes

    After strength training, enjoy the bonus post-workout calorie burn as your body tries to repair the muscles.

    (Also read: 5 Strength Training Exercises That Burn Lots Of Calories)

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  • Yoga, 3 hours and 40 minutes
    26 / 27 Yoga, 3 hours and 40 minutes

    Err… we hate to break your heart, but one hour of Hatha yoga only burns about 150 calories. Try a faster-paced routine, or do these particular poses to blast more.

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  • Cooking or preparing food, 4 hours and 35 minutes
    27 / 27 Cooking or preparing food, 4 hours and 35 minutes

    Make those hours in the kitchen count, by whipping up a nice meal for the family. Try this recipe for a delicious (and healthy) snapper ceviche.

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