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What does 200 calories look like?

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Wisegeek has some cool visualization of different types of food in 200 calorie portions.

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. 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?

200 Calories of food
You don’t get big portions of 200 Calories snack food

I’m probably not be the only person who doesn’t have much of a clue on what food contains how many calories, but it isn’t much of a surprise to me that some of my favorite food groups are in the highest calorie per gram category.

I wish they would make snack food healthier! (or they should find a way to make veggies taste like snack food…)

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