Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Monday, 21 January 2008

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

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


1425 grams Celery or 570 grams Baby Carrots


385 grams Apple


50 grams Jelly Babies

33 grams Salted Mixed Nuts???

See all the pictures here. Makes you think doesn't it?


  1. It does make you think...if only veggies tasted as good as peanut butter, it would make things alot easier ;)

  2. I would much rather have a chocolate thanks :)

  3. I am so bad with making good food choices.

  4. Fiona - indeed! I eat far too much peanut butter ;)

    Well during the day the carrots and apples appeal, but at night nuts, jelly babies and chocolate would win ;)