What 200 Calories of Food Look Like?

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We all know that different food contains different amount of calories. For instance, cereals have fewer calories than, say, cheese, which is why a bowl of cereal will fill you without significantly fatting you up. The same cannot be said for cheese. Those who are fitness freaks or athletics might even rattle off the tongue the precise amount of calories any amount of food contains. However, it’s one thing to simply know, and quite another to see it on a plate.

Web magazine Wisegeek conducted a study of 71 different food, each proportioned to a 200 calorie quantity, and photographed the results. These pictures give a new context to numbers that might have seemed meaningless on a nutritional label. Most critically, it allows one to size up a food in a way they have never done it before.

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“When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat,” writes author L.S. Wynn. “According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 - 2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to "spend" each day; based on the following pictures, which would you eat?”

calories-in-coca-cola

496 ml or 17.50oz of Coca Cola = 200 Calories

calories-in-apples

385 grams or 13.58oz of Apples = 200 Calories

calories-in-canned-green-peas

357 grams or 12.59oz of Canned Green Peas = 200 Calories

calories-in-whole-milk

333 ml or 11.75oz of Whole Milk = 200 Calories

calories-incanned-sweet-corn

308 grams or 10.86oz of Canned Sweet Corn = 200 Calories

calories-in-ketchup

226 grams or 7.97oz of Ketchup = 200 Calories

calories-in-sliced-smoked-turkey

204 grams or 7.20oz (24 slices) of Sliced Smoked Turkey = 200 Calories

calories-in-canned-pork-and-beans

186 grams or 6.56oz of Canned Pork and Beans = 200 Calories

calories-in-eggs

150 grams or 5.29oz of Eggs = 200 Calories

calories-in-cooked-pasta

145 grams or 5.11oz of Cooked Pasta = 200 Calories

calories-in-fiber-one-cereal

100 grams or 3.53oz of Fiber One Cereal = 200 Calories

calories-in-flax-bread

90 grams or 3.17oz (4 pieces) of Flax Bread = 200 Calories

calories-in-a-cheeseburger

75 grams or 2.65oz of Jack in the Box Cheeseburger = 200 Calories

calories-in-french-fries

73 grams or 2.58oz of Jack in the Box French Fries = 200 Calories

calories-in-a-blueberry-muffin

72 grams or 2.54oz of Blueberry Muffin = 200 Calories

calories-in-tootsie-pops

68 grams or 2.40oz (4 pieces) of Tootsie Pops = 200 Calories

calories-in-hot-dogs

66 grams or 2.33oz Hot Dogs = 200 Calories

calories-in-cranberry-vanilla-crunch-cereal

55 grams or 1.94oz of Cranberry Vanilla Crunch Cereal = 200 Calories

calories-in-wheat-flour

55 grams or 1.94oz of Wheat Flour = 200 Calories

calories-in-puffed-rice-cereal

54 grams or 1.90oz of Puffed Rice Cereal = 200 Calories

calories-in-jelly-belly-jelly-beans

54 grams or 1.90oz (50 pieces) of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans = 200 Calories

calories-in-a-glazed-donut

52 grams or 1.83oz (86% of one serving) of Glazed Doughnut = 200 Calories

calories-in-salted-pretzels

52 grams or 1.83oz of Salted Pretzels = 200 Calories

calories-in-fruit-loops-cereal

51 grams or 1.80oz of Fruit Loops Cereal = 200 Calories

calories-in-a-snickers-chocolate-bar

41 grams or 1.45oz of Snickers Chocolate Bar = 200 Calories

calories-in-potato-chips

37 grams or 1.31oz of Potato Chips = 200 Calories

calories-in-sliced-and-toasted-almonds

35 grams or 1.23oz of Sliced and Toasted Almonds = 200 Calories

calories-in-fried-bacon

34 grams or 1.20oz of Fried Bacon = 200 Calories

calories-in-peanut-butter

34 grams or 1.20oz of Peanut Butter = 200 Calories

calories-in-butter

28 grams or 0.99oz of Butter = 200 Calories

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6 comments:

  1. This comparison is totally meaningless without context. Soda has the least calories by weight but no nutritional value either. Almonds have the same calories as bacon but higher nutritional value.

    This is nothing more than an example of VERY poor journalism by someone trying to make a meaningless point.

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    1. Don't listen to this guy, listen to the other guy.

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  2. This is not journalism. This is an observation. And the point is simple: choose your calories wisely.

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  3. These people are stupid. The article is fine. The point of the article is to give the reader a visualization of 200 calories in 17 different foods. It does not try to qualify them as healthy or nutritious, only how much food it takes to reach 200 calories.

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    1. Thank you.
      Some people are too critical.

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  4. The article is totaly fine everyone knows milk is healtier than Patato chips. I think it's a very nice article.

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