200 Calories' worth of food - photo essay
I saw a photo essay over at boredpanda.com, showing pictures of 200 calories' worth of 63 different foods, and I wanted to share some of what jumped out at me.
Here are 4 things I noticed about 200 calories:
1.) You can eat lots of fruits and vegetables for less than 200 calories.
2.) Simple, whole foods - without toppings and fillers, can go a long way on 200 calories.
3.) Toppings, fillers, and sugars add up fast.
M & Ms
4.) Some junk food is ok, as long as you control your portion size
To your body, 200 calories are 200 calories, regardless of what they look or taste like. They can be a fulfilling snack that lasts throughout the morning. They can be a bite of something sweet, or the extra flavor you add to something else. They can make your diet, by helping you through the cravings in-between meals. And they can break your diet, turning your meticulously crafted lunch into a budget-blowing feast.
1,600 calories a day allows you 8 servings of 200 calories: 8 pats of butter, handfuls of candy, and glasses of soda will leave you very hungry, while 8 servings of turkey and/or vegetables will fill you up.
Think before you eat; make each 200-calorie choice wisely.
all images pulled from boredpanda's post; see all 63 photos at "What 200 Calories Look Like".