What Does 200 Calories Look Like?


Struggling with portion control but can’t be bothered with counting calories? How about looking at your calories instead? Wise Geek has posted photos of 200-Calorie portions of various foods. The gallery is arranged in order of mass, with celery and mini peppers giving the most mass per calorie, while nuts, butter and canola oil pack the most calories into a puny amount of mass.

The lesson – if you want to keep eating big American-sized portions of food but still want to lose weight, fill your plate with fruit and veg and keep the french fries, lollypops and peanut butter crackers to a minimum.

What does 200 calories look like? [thanks, Xandros!]

5 thoughts on “What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

  1. monica

    Thanks, DR and Evita!

    Charlie, are you referring to the Jack in the Box burger or the butter? =)
    It annoys me that people say butter is bad. At least it’s a real food, unlike margarine! Maybe we need to make our own gallery of foods that we like most no matter what people say. What would be on your list? Mine would include steak fries, strawberry shortcake, butter, baguettes and brie.


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