Eating too many moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival may give you a round belly. A yolk pastry contains approximately 300 Kcals. To burn out the calories that you have taken from a yolk pastry, you need to walk around the Wenxin Forest Park for 10 laps.
Wenxin Forest Park is a large garden for the residents of Taichung, where you can take a walk, go biking, appreciate flowers, and enjoy shows. Known as the largest in Asia, the Fulfillment Amphitheater features its ingenuously designed dome and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. It is a good place for the entire family to visit. The trail circling the Wenxin Forest Park stretches about 1.2 km long. If you walk around it for 10 laps, you will consume 300 kcals, about the calories of a yolk pastry.
According to a study, one third of Taiwanese women are overweight, meanwhile one in two Taiwanese men is obese. In fact, it is not difficult to lose weight. You need only stick to the “3 no and 3 more” tips, that is, "less oil, less salt, and less sugar" and “more vegetables, more fruit, and more chewing”. In addition, if you can exercise for 30 minutes a day and measure your weight every day, you can cut weight easily. With regard to moon cakes, you are suggested to cut a variety of them into pieces and pick only a piece of each to taste the flavor. Make sure to refrain yourself from eating too much. Try to have vegetables and fruit at the same time so as to maintain a balanced diet and avoid indigestion.
Huang Mei-na (黃美娜), Director-general of Health Bureau of Taichung City Government, said that patients suffering from hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease must exercise extra caution on intake of salt, saturated fat and cholesterol when having moon cakes. “You are suggested to cut the moon cakes into small pieces and share them with friends and relatives. The tip is to taste the flavor. In addition, you should take advantage of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday to go hiking on the Wenxin Forest Park with your family. If you can stick to the health tips of ‘less oil, less salt, less sugar, high-fiber diet, adequate intake of fruits and vegetables, and regular physical exercises’, you will have a traditional and healthy Mid-Autumn Festival,” added Director-general Huang.