This is how much exercise will it take to burn off your Easter egg

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Even if you're dedicated to your fitness regime and healthy eating, you might be tempted to allow some leeway for an Easter treat. 

But after cracking open that chocolate egg, it might be worth noting just how much exercise you'd have to do to burn off all those extra calories. 

Experts from the online local services marketplace have calculated the calories in the UK's 20 favourite Easter eggs - and worked out how long you'd have to spend running, skipping, swimming, walking, cycling, squatting or doing burpees to burn each one off, the Daily Mail reports. 

A Cadbury's Dairy Milk egg is the worst offender in the top 20, meaning you'd have to hit the running track for three whole hours to burn off the 1,758 calories it contains. 

To burn off the most popular choice, a Cadbury Creme Egg, you would have to run for 1.6 hours or swim for an hour. 

Even the least calorific option - a Smarties egg - requires one hour 12 minutes of running to cancel out. But if you're a fan of swimming, a doable 48 minutes in the pool is required. co-founder, Russ Morgan, said: "We wanted to highlight just how many calories people are actually consuming and, to put it into context, just how long they’d need to exercise to burn it off. 

"We don’t want to put people off from indulging in the Easter festivities, however as with everything moderation is key."

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.