If you're dieting or just want to be more conscientious about what you eat, you might find yourself checking the calorie count on basically every item in your pantry. And while seeing the serving size numbers can be a good point of reference, it's hard to imagine what these foods actually look like — that is, what does 200 calories look like on your plate?
Well, we've got the images to show you. These are 15 basic staples, including cheese, celery, breads, and yes, even some candy and junk food, portioned out to exactly 200 calories. Some of them may surprise you in their abundance (who knew how many baby carrots you could actually eat in one sitting), and some of the portions are downright depressing (damn you, cheese). Find out what 200 calories looks like when applied to your favorite snacks below, and use the information to be more mindful the next time you're filling your plate.
If you’re looking to save on calories, eating potato chips doesn’t seem like such a bad 200-calorie snack — but then again, is anyone every really able to stop themselves with just a handful?
We knew gummy bears were all sugar, but we had no idea that just a few of them could add up to 200 calories so quickly.
There’s a reason your mom always told you to finish your broccoli — not only is it full of nutrients, but you can also eat a ton of it without sacrificing calories.
We’re surprised that you get two full glasses of Coca-Cola for 200 calories — we would have thought it would be much less.
Possibly the best candy on the market, but you’re just not going to get a lot of bang for your 200 calorie buck.