chocolate_eclairNational Chocolate Eclair Day is a sugary, sweet way to start your day. It’s a sweet, tasty way to end your day, too. Eclairs are a light, crisp pastry filled with a pastry cream. They are most often eaten as a dessert. They can be eaten at every meal, or as a snack.

We hope that you are not on a diet, or watching calories, carb or sugar. Because participating in this day, means consumption of high calorie, high carb, high sugar eclairs.

1 Chocolate Eclair
Calories 262
Calories from Fat 141
Total Fat 15.7g

How long would you have to walk on a treadmill to burn 262 calories?

The number of calories you’ll burn during your treadmill workouts depends on the speed you’re walking or running, how long you go for and how much you currently weigh. According treadmill_woto MayoClinic.com, a 160-pound person walking at 2 mph will burn about 137 calories during a 40-minute workout or about 210 calories if she walks at 3.5 mph. If that 160-pound person picked up the pace and ran at 5 mph, she would burn about 406 calories during that time. A 200-pound person will burn even more calories during his treadmill workouts. A 2 mph walk will burn about 171 calories in 40 minutes, while walking at 3.5 mph will chalk up about 262 calories burned. Every 40 minutes a 200-pound person runs at 5 mph will burn about 506 calories.

There are 15 grams of fat in the eclair!

To burn the equivalent of 14 g of fat, you need to work off 126 calories. That’s because 1 g of dietary fat contains 9 calories. Although you can easily burn the number of calories provided by 14 g of fat, it won’t make a difference if your caloric intake exceeds your expenditure. Unless you burn more than you consume, any excess energy will stick around in the form of triglycerides, or stored fat.

A Healthier Chocolate Eclair Dessert

Recipe

2 packages (3.75 ounce) Instant French Vanilla Pudding – for a healthier choice use sugar free pudding
8 ounce Cool Whip or a similar whipped topping – for a healthier choice use fat free Cool Whip
3 cups milk – for a healthier choice use skim milk
1 can chocolate frosting – for a healthier choice use Pillsbury sugar free frosting
Graham crackers
13x9x2 pan

Directions
Mix pudding and milk together at low speed for 2 minutes. With a spatula, blend in whipped topping to pudding mixture.

Line the bottom of the pan with graham crackers. Pour the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Smooth the top and place another layer of graham crackers over the top. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Remove, uncover and frost the top of the graham crackers. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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