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  • We're all told to eat healthy, and be aware of our calorie intake through the day.

  • But have you ever stopped to think about what those calories look like?

  • For example, this is 200 calories worth of apple

  • On the other hand, if we take 200 calories worth of cheese, it doesn't look quite the same in terms of volume

  • throw 200 calories of wine into the mix for a nice wine and cheese

  • And you have three very different looking versions of 200 calories

  • Now compare that wine to beer or rum, and you have three very different party nights for your stomach

  • Or how about the eggs you had for breakfast

  • Compare that to 200 calories of sweet cereal you had the other day, or even some oatmeal

  • And they're bound to seem a bit different

  • But if you had gotten a sausage and egg breakfast sandwich, You'd be looking at even less

  • Broccoli? You may be surprised by the amount you can eat before you hit 200 calories

  • Not to mention this stuff is packed with nutrients and a great source of fiber

  • A slice of pizza? Less than a slice if it has pepperoni on it

  • And what about the classic Big Mac? Try a 200 calorie 'Small Mac'

  • And since calories are simply units of energy, with the calories of 217 Big Macs

  • You can drive your car 35 Kilometres

  • So, wait. What is a calorie?

  • Specifically, a calorie is the amount of energy, or heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water

  • By one degree celsius

  • We need energy to survive, and we get it from food

  • Carbohydrates, Protein and fats are the building blocks of our food, and each contribute a different amount of energy to our bodies

  • The average person needs somewhere between 2000 to 2700 calories a day

  • Depending on factors like height, weight, gender and age

  • And some foods like peanut butter are calorie dense, filling this requirement faster

  • Or that muffin you ate as a snack, chances are its calorie content is higher than you thought

  • And those irresistible Doritos? Don't lie, you ate the whole bag

  • Unlike Celery, which has very few calories, giving you lots to munch on

  • Or carrots

  • Not so much Hershey's Kisses

  • And if you're eating salad to limit calories, watch out for creamy dressing

  • Particularly, french dressing

  • On its own, black coffee is quite low on calories

  • You can have a lot before you hit 200 calories

  • But once you add one cream and one sugar, those calories quickly add up

  • Turn it into a specialty drink, like an Iced Peppermint White Mocha

  • And you might be shocked at the amount left

  • But, just because something has less calories

  • Doesn't necessarily mean it's healthier or better for you

  • Take for example this 200 calories of coke vs. 200 calories of whole milk

  • While it's true that the coke contains fewer calories per liter

  • You can't forget that milk contains many nutrients and healthy fats

  • Or like brown bread vs. white bread

  • Yes, whole wheat bread often contains more calories per slice, but it also contains more nutrients and fiber

  • So, counting calories isn't the be all and end all

  • But thinking about what goes into your body is bound to make a difference

  • At the end of the day, eat a healthy and balanced diet

  • And if you'd like to see even more 200 calorie examples, check out the WiseGeek post we've linked in the description

  • Which puts even more food into perspective

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We're all told to eat healthy, and be aware of our calorie intake through the day.

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This Is 200 Calories

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    韓澐 posted on 2016/07/12
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