Not All Calories Are Equal. What 200 Calories Look Like In 9 Different Foods.
Whether you're conscious about counting calories or not, seeing how much food makes up 200 calories can be a real eye-opener into the quality of food you're putting in your body. If you are wondering how to count calories in the food you eat, this article is here to help.
¼ Cup of Almonds / Cashews / Pistachios
Unsalted nuts are fiber-rich snacks full of healthy monounsaturated fats. However, because nuts are high in calories, the key is to watch portion sizes.
1 ⅔ Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is rich in several nutrients, including protein and magnesium, which help protect the heart and manage blood sugar. However, it is also high in saturated fat, sodium, and calories.
½ McDonald's Cheeseburger
Now, do we really need to tell you this? Fatty meat, sugary ketchup, and refined grain buns from the burger can cause many problems for our skin and health.
1 Subway Double Choc Chip Cookie
Most pastries, cookies, and cakes are unhealthy because of the refined sugar and wheat flour added. If you can’t stay away from them, try making your own healthier, gluten-free version with less sugar.
1 HEALTHY Protein Bar
Many protein bar brands are so loaded with sugar, they’re more like delicious candy bars than dietary supplements. Make sure to check the ingredient list before eating.
2 Medium Bananas (170 grams)
Eating bananas is an easy way to boost the flavor and nutrition of your post-workout smoothie without undoing all your hard work at the gym.
2 Large Hard-boiled Eggs (150 grams)
There is a reason eggs are the go-to breakfast of so many fitness pros: they're packed with filling fats and protein and with two, you won't feel deprived.
A Plate of Chopped Celery / Carrots
Celery and carrots are both packed with nutrients. Celery helps to reduce high blood pressure while the carrot is a good source of antioxidants. For 200 calories, you can eat a plate of fiber- and nutrient-filled celery or carrots.
10 Cups Chopped Broccoli (600 grams)
Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis. Best of all, this superfood is VERY low in calories!
Choosing your food wisely can make a huge difference in your health. If you’re trying to lose weight, try to go for foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients because they can keep you full for a longer period of time, so you won’t be tempted by unhealthy snacks so easily.