What Does 200 Calories Look Like?
My lovely wife forwarded this to me last night and it was too good to not pass on to you. I wanted to add the following pictures which are selection from that post which is at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm. These pictures help you visualize the importance of knowing how many calories are in the foods you eat. For more on this check out my prior posts: Why You Can’t Be Trusted and Test Your Knowledge which explain how uninformed most people are regarding their caloric intake.
I think the best way to proceed with looking at these pictures is to ask yourself how full you would be after eating what’s on each plate. It’s all about choices. All of these choices provide 200 calories but if you choose the items that won’t fill you up you’ll end up going for another 2oo or more calories somewhere else. While calories in and calories out is to a great extent an accounting exercise, if you choose the right foods, the same number of calories will make you feel fuller and help you lose weight. Now on with the show:
72 grams = 200 Calories
52 grams = 200 Calories
145 grams = 200 Calories
Fiber One Cereal
100 grams = 200 Calories