What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

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What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

You’ve probably heard that 200 calories is about right for a snack, but finding something that comes in at or just under that number isn’t always easy. Unless a food comes in a box or a bag with a handy nutrition label, knowing how many calories one serving can have could present a challenge example —is that a large apple (110 calories) or a medium apple (90 calories)? And how much are you tacking on if you scoop out a tiny bit more than 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (188 calories)?

Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. To get a better sense of portion sizes, WiseGeek created a smart series of photos, each of the photographs below represents 200 Calories of the particular type of food; the images are sorted from low to high calorie density.

When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as 1/2 a Blackberry Pie. When making decisions about the calories you choose, after having Lap Band surgery the goal is to choose more often foods with higher nutrient density to help the Lap Band be more effective at keeping you full between meals. So selecting foods near the top of the list more often is more beneficial to your progress and keeping the foods at the bottom of the list to a minimum as a “occasional treat”

While the portion sizes are all perfectly relative to each other (the same photographic set up was used for each food shot. The plate is 10.25″ (26cm) in diameter and the bowl is 6.25″ (16cm) )This article deals with Calories only. Don’t forget that there are other considerations when choosing which foods to eat, such as nutritive value and diversity of your food choices. Peanut butter, for example, is loaded with protein and healthy fats and may be a good choice even thought the volume of food is very small in compared to eating celery. .

Still, the list is eye-opening,  especially on some of the foods that you may have a tendency to grab a handful of  or take a few say gummy bears or chocolate kisses every time you pass them on your co-workers desk. Those are the calories that often get over looked when estimating your daily totals. Having an idea of how easily those calories can add up in a single day or over a period of a week can help you make a better choice at your next meal or snack.

Pictures of 200 Calories of Various Foods

Source: wiseGEEK –  L. S. Wynn

Celery 1425 grams = 200 Calories

Celery
1425 grams = 200 Calories

Broccoli 588 grams = 200 Calories

Broccoli
588 grams = 200 Calories

Baby Carrots 570 grams = 200 Calories

Baby Carrots
570 grams = 200 Calories

Honeydew Melon 553 grams = 200 Calories

Honeydew Melon
553 grams = 200 Calories

Apples 385 grams = 200 Calories

Apples
385 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Green Peas 357 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Green Peas
357 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Sweet Corn 308 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Sweet Corn
308 grams = 200 Calories

Grapes 290 grams = 200 Calories

Grapes
290 grams = 200 Calories

Sliced Smoked Turkey 204 grams = 200 Calories

Sliced Smoked Turkey
204 grams = 200 Calories

Lowfat Strawberry Yogurt 196 grams = 200 Calories

Lowfat Strawberry Yogurt
196 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Chili con Carne 189 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Chili con Carne
189 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Black Beans 186 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Black Beans
186 grams = 200 Calories

Eggs 150 grams = 200 Calories

Eggs
150 grams = 200 Calories

Cooked Pasta 145 grams = 200 Calories

Cooked Pasta
145 grams = 200 Calories

Avocado 125 grams = 200 Calories

Avocado
125 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Tuna Packed in Oil 102 grams = 200 Calories

Canned Tuna Packed in Oil
102 grams = 200 Calories

Fiber One Cereal 100 grams = 200 Calories

Fiber One Cereal
100 grams = 200 Calories

Dried Apricots 83 grams = 200 Calories

Dried Apricots
83 grams = 200 Calories

Jack in the Box Cheeseburger 75 grams = 200 Calories

Jack in the Box Cheeseburger
75 grams = 200 Calories

Jack in the Box French Fries 73 grams = 200 Calories

Jack in the Box French Fries
73 grams = 200 Calories

Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich 72 grams = 200 Calories

Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich
72 grams = 200 Calories

Blueberry Muffin 72 grams = 200 Calories

Blueberry Muffin
72 grams = 200 Calories

Tootsie Pops 68 grams = 200 Calories

Tootsie Pops
68 grams = 200 Calories

Hot Dogs 66 grams = 200 Calories

Hot Dogs
66 grams = 200 Calories

Corn Bran Cereal 60 grams = 200 Calories

Corn Bran Cereal
60 grams = 200 Calories

Bailey's Irish Cream 60 ml = 200 Calories

Bailey’s Irish Cream
60 ml = 200 Calories

Smarties Candy 57 grams = 200 Calories

Smarties Candy
57 grams = 200 Calories

Blackberry Pie 56 grams = 200 Calories

Blackberry Pie
56 grams = 200 Calories

Cranberry Vanilla Crunch Cereal 55 grams = 200 Calories

Cranberry Vanilla Crunch Cereal
55 grams = 200 Calories

Peanut Butter Power Bar 54 grams = 200 Calories

Peanut Butter Power Bar
54 grams = 200 Calories

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans 54 grams = 200 Calories

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
54 grams = 200 Calories

Salted Pretzels 52 grams = 200 Calories

Salted Pretzels
52 grams = 200 Calories

Medium Cheddar Cheese 51 grams = 200 Calories

Medium Cheddar Cheese
51 grams = 200 Calories

 

Gummy Bears 51 grams = 200 Calories

Gummy Bears
51 grams = 200 Calories

Salted Saltines Crackers 50 grams = 200 Calories

Salted Saltines Crackers
50 grams = 200 Calories

Werther's Originals Candy 50 grams = 200 Calories

Werther’s Originals Candy
50 grams = 200 Calories

Snickers Chocolate Bar 41 grams = 200 Calories

Snickers Chocolate Bar
41 grams = 200 Calories

Doritos 41 grams = 200 Calories

Doritos
41 grams = 200 Calories

Potato Chips 37 grams = 200 Calories

Potato Chips
37 grams = 200 Calories

Hershey Kisses 36 grams = 200 Calories

Hershey Kisses
36 grams = 200 Calories

Sliced and Toasted Almonds 35 grams = 200 Calories

Sliced and Toasted Almonds
35 grams = 200 Calories

Fried Bacon 34 grams = 200 Calories

Fried Bacon
34 grams = 200 Calories

Peanut Butter 34 grams = 200 Calories

Peanut Butter
34 grams = 200 Calories

Salted Mixed Nuts 33 grams = 200 Calories

Salted Mixed Nuts
33 grams = 200 Calories

 

 

 

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