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Scare off the Pounds

By New You Editorial
Posted On Oct 28, 2020
Scare off the Pounds

New You Tip: Let Halloween scare the fat out of you. Remember, the more you gasp and jump, the more you lose. Here’s a sampler:

Halloween is here with its bad ‘rap’ for calorie splurging (want some Milky Ways with those Snickers?). But wait – there is a sliver of light to this dark holiday. Just sit back and let the horror movies of Halloweens past scare you into weight-loss. According to a study at the University of Westminster, viewers who watched heart stopping, adrenaline-pumping films burned calories at three times the average rate. Add a 100 calorie popcorn pack (filled with fiber) while you watch the movie and you still come out ahead of the game.

1. The Shining – 184 calories
2. Jaws – 161 calories
3. The Exorcist – 158 calories
4. Alien – 152 calories
5. Saw – 133 calories