So This Is What 200 Calories Of Food Really Looks Like…

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When you examine the packages of different foods to see how many calories they contain, it’s not always easy to understand the significance of the number that appears. The calories are typically listed by serving. But who actually eats just eight potato chips? Sometimes the servings are 100 grams or some other arbitrary number. But we aren’t exactly standing there and doing the math when we reach into the cabinet to grab a bite on the go.

WiseGEEK put together a fascinating visual experiment offering a series of photos of exactly 200 calories of a whole range of different foods. As you might expect, 200 calories of celery is a mountain compared with 200 calories of Cheetos. And while we all know that sugary drinks are the devil, some of these pictures still might surprise you.

For example, 1.44 oz of Doritos has the same number of calories as 20.7 oz of broccoli. And handful of roasted peanuts has the same number of calories as 4 slices of rye bread. 2 cups of Coke have the same number of calories as 26.1 oz of mini peppers.

If you’re not familiar with counting calories, it might be relevant to know that on average, an adult is supposed to eat between 2000-2500 calories per day. Of course, this changes according to how much physical activity the person does and other metabolic factors. These pictures offer some perspective regarding how much of a given food you can eat in order to stay within your daily calorie range goals. Some of them will even make you think twice before you pop a couple more bites of junk in your mouth.

It’s important to remember that calories from fruits and veggies are sometimes counted differently than “regular” and animal-based calories. If you’re looking to get a balanced diet, you should always consult with a dietician.

Apples (383 g.)
200-calories

Butter (28 g.)
200-calories

Broccoli (588 g.)
200-calories

Snickers Candy Bar (41 g.)
200-calories

Cooked Pasta (145 g.)
200-calories

Hot Dog (66 g.)
200-calories

Kiwi (328 g.)
200-calories

Cheeseburger (75 g.)
200-calories

Eggs (150 g.)
200-calories

Celery (1425 g.)
200-calories

Blueberry Pie (56 g.)
200-calories

Mini Peppers (740 g.)
200-calories

Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt (196 g.)
200-calories

Canned Brown Beans (186 g.)
200-calories

Werther’s Original Hard Candies (50 g.)
200-calories

Chicken Sandwich (72 g.)
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Glazed Donut (52 g.)
200-calories

Baguette (72 g.)
200-calories

Avocado (125 g.)
200-calories

Sweet Corn (308 g.)
200-calories

Baby Carrots (570 g.)
200-calories

Canned Green Peas (357 g.)
200-calories

Doritos (41 g.)
200-calories

Dried Apricots (83 g.)
200-calories

French Fries (73 g.)
200-calories

Fried Bacon (34 g.)
200-calories

Cheddar Cheese (51 g.)</strong >200-calories

Grapes (290 g.)
200-calories

Splenda – Artificial Sweetener (50 g.)
200-calories

Gummy Bears (51 g.)
200-calories

Honey Dew Melon (553 g.)
200-calories

Ketchup (226 g.)
200-calories

M&Ms (40 g.)
200-calories

Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast (204 g.)
200-calories

Coca-Cola (496 g.)
200-calories

Canola Oil (23 g.)
200-calories

Potato Chips (37 g.)
200-calories

Bailey’s Irish Cream (60 ml.)
200-calories

Milk (330 ml.)
200-calories

Roasted Peanuts (33 g.)
200-calories

Rye Bread (90 g.)
200-calories

Flour (55 g.)
200-calories

Red Onions (55 g.)
200-calories

Chili Con Carne (189 g.)
200-calories

Canned Tuna in Oil (102 g.)
200-calories

Lollipops (68 g.)
200-calories

Vanilla Flavored Breakfast Cereal (55 g.)
200-calories

Brown Sugar (53 g.)
200-calories

Pretzels (52 g.)
200-calories

Fruit Loops (51 g.)
200-calories

Saltines (50 g.)
200-calories

Cheetos (41 g.)
200-calories

Click here for more pictures of 200 calories of food on WiseGEEK’s website.

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