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Choc egg fat hit

Chocolate fans will need a brisk, 30-minute walk on Easter Sunday to burn off the kilojoules from just two small solid Easter eggs.

WA's anti-obesity campaign LiveLighter has done the sums and the amount of fat and sugar in even small amounts of the confectionery is depressing reading for chocoholics.

Two small 17g solid chocolate eggs contain 10 per cent of the recommended daily energy intake, at 758kj. The average woman would need to walk for 38 minutes to burn it off, while a man would have to hit the pavement for 33 minutes.

LiveLighter campaign director Maria Szybiak said the total energy in some popular Easter treats were similar to that found in an entire meal, and people needed to factor in extra exercise over the Easter break to make up for their chocolate indulgence.

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