What does 200 calories look like?

Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. 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 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?

Blackberry Pie, 56 grams = 200 Calories
 

Blueberry Muffin, 72 grams = 200 Calories
 

Cheeseburger, 75 grams = 200 Calories
 

Chicken Sandwich, 72 grams = 200 Calories
 

Glazed Doughnut, 52 grams = 200 Calories
 

Peanut Butter Power Bar, 54 grams = 200 Calories
 

French Sandwich Roll, 72 grams = 200 Calories
 

Sesame Seed Bagel, 70 grams = 200 Calories
 

Snickers Chocolate Bar, 41 grams = 200 Calories
 

Apples, 385 grams = 200 Calories
 

Avocado, 125 grams = 200 Calories
 

Baby Carrots, 570 grams = 200 Calories
 

Bailey’s Irish Cream, 60 ml = 200 Calories
 

Balsamic Vinegar, 200 ml = 200 Calories
 

Broccoli, 588 grams = 200 Calories
 

Butter, 28 grams = 200 Calories
 

Canned Black Beans, 186 grams = 200 Calories
 

Canned Chili con Carne, 189 grams = 200 Calories
 

Canned Green Peas, 357 grams = 200 Calories
 

Canned Pork and Beans, 186 grams = 200 Calories
 

Canned Tuna Packed in Oil, 102 grams = 200 Calories
 

Canola Oil, 23 grams = 200 Calories
 

Celery, 1425 grams = 200 Calories
 

Coca Cola, 496 ml = 200 Calories
 

Cooked Pasta, 145 grams = 200 Calories
 

Corn Bran Cereal, 60 grams = 200 Calories
 

Cranberry Vanilla Crunch Cereal, 55 grams = 200 Calories
 

Doritos, 41 grams = 200 Calories
 

Dried Apricots, 83 grams = 200 Calories
 

Eggs, 150 grams = 200 Calories
 

Fiber One Cereal, 100 grams = 200 Calories
 

Flax Bread, 90 grams = 200 Calories
 

French Fries, 73 grams = 200 Calories
 

Fried Bacon, 34 grams = 200 Calories
 

Grapes, 290 grams = 200 Calories
 

Gummy Bears, 51 grams = 200 Calories
 

Honeydew Melon, 553 grams = 200 Calories
 

Hot Dogs, 66 grams = 200 Calories
 

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, 54 grams = 200 Calories
 

Ketchup, 226 grams = 200 Calories
 

Kiwi Fruit, 328 grams = 200 Calories
 

Lowfat Strawberry Yogurt, 196 grams = 200 Calories
 

M&M Candy, 40 grams = 200 Calories
 

Medium Cheddar Cheese, 51 grams = 200 Calories
 

Mini Peppers, 740 grams = 200 Calories
 

Peanut Butter Crackers, 39 grams = 200 Calories
 

Peanut Butter, 34 grams = 200 Calories
 

Potato Chips, 37 grams = 200 Calories
 

Red Onions, 475 grams = 200 Calories
 

Salted Mixed Nuts, 33 grams = 200 Calories
 

Salted Pretzels, 52 grams = 200 Calories
 

Salted Saltines Crackers, 50 grams = 200 Calories
 

Sliced Smoked Turkey, 204 grams = 200 Calories
 

Smarties Candy, 57 grams = 200 Calories
 

Tootsie Pops, 68 grams = 200 Calories
 

Uncooked Pasta, 56 grams = 200 Calories
 

Wheat Dinner Rolls, 66 grams = 200 Calories
 

Whole Milk, 333 ml = 200 Calories
 

Canned Sweet Corn, 308 grams = 200 Calories
 

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