08 March 2013

What 200 Calories Look Like

Eyeballing what is on your plate can be an easy and useful way to get control of one's diet- especially for those who are trying to lose weight. Calorie counting can be as tedious as doing taxes. But if you knew what a certain number of calories look like, then maybe you'd have a better chance at an accurate 'guess-timate'. 
Here's what 200 calories look like on a plate...

What 200 Calories of Various Foods Look Like

The images below are sorted from low to high calorie density (a way of measuring the weight associated with a specified amount of a particular food). Keep in mind this shows Calories only, of which the average adult needs to consume about 2000-2500 daily. Important factors like nutritional value are also not addressed in this project.
All pictures were taken with the same camera on a plate that was 10.25″ (26 cm) in diameter and a bowl that was 6.25″ (16 cm) in diameter. Be sure to check out the full post on wiseGEEK.com to see all 71 foods compared!

1. Celery (1,425 grams/50.27 ounces = 200 Calories)

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2. Broccoli (588 grams/20.74 ounces = 200 Calories)

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3. Baby Carrots (570 grams/20.11 ounces = 200 Calories)

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4. Coca Cola (496 ml/17.50 ounces = 200 Calories)

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5. Apples (385 grams/13.58 ounces = 200 Calories)

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6. Canned Green Peas (357 grams/12.59 ounces = 200 Calories)

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7. Grapes (290 grams/10.26 ounces = 200 Calories)

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8. Sliced Smoked Turkey (204 grams/7.20 ounces = 200 Calories)

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9. Eggs (150 grams/5.29 ounces = 200 Calories)

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10. Cooked Pasta (145 grams/5.11 ounces = 200 Calories)

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11. Avocado (125 grams/4.41 ounces = 200 Calories)

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12. Canned Tuna in Oil (102 grams/3.6 ounces = 200 Calories)

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13. Jack in the Box Cheeseburger
(75 grams/2.65 ounces = 200 Calories)

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14. Jack in the Box French Fries
(73 grams/2.58 ounces = 200 Calories)

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15. Blueberry Muffin (72 grams/2.54 ounces = 200 Calories)

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16. Sesame Seed Bagel (70 grams/2.47 ounces = 200 Calories)

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17. Hot Dogs (66 grams/2.33 ounces = 200 Calories)

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18. Medium Cheddar Cheese (51 grams/1.8 ounces = 200 Calories)

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19. Fruit Loops Cereal (51 grams/1.8 ounces = 200 Calories)

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20. Snickers (41 grams/1.45 ounces = 200 Calories)

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21. Doritos (41 grams/1.45 ounces = 200 Calories)

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22. Fried Bacon (34 grams/1.2 ounces = 200 Calories)

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23. Peanut Butter (34 grams/1.2 ounces = 200 Calories)

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24. Salted Mixed Nuts (33 grams/1.16 ounces = 200 Calories)

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25. Butter (28 grams/0.99 ounces = 200 Calories)

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1 comment:

Cherie Monet Schuma said...

Thank you for posting. This is a reality check for me.