What does 200 calories look like?

A pat of butter. 2 1/2 medium apples. It’s crazy how different 200 calories looks depending on the food. A friend recommended this linkat ArtFido. Take a second to glance through it. It’ll make you think twice about what you’re eating.

Here’s a sneak preview taken from their website. These two pictures are expected, but some of the foods may surprise you.

As you look at the pictures on Artfido, ask yourself what kind of nutrition is displayed. My friend Kathleen talks about eating foods that are nutrient dense. In other words, spending calories on what makes your mind and body stronger and healthier instead of using up calories on foods low in nutrition.

How’s your day been? If you think about 200 calorie chunks, have they fed your body or just added calories?

What does 200 calories look like?


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3 thoughts on “What does 200 calories look like?

  1. Holly Michael July 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm Reply

    That was very interesting. No peanut butter for me.

    • Paula Moldenhauer July 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm Reply

      I hear you, Holly. I’ll think twice about putting peanut butter on something like celery!

  2. mariekeates July 27, 2013 at 8:13 am Reply

    Very interesting. One of the things I’ve learned along the way is weighing out portions is vital! It is easy, especially with the higher calorie foods, to eat way more calories than you think. My kitchen scales stay on the work top at all times and are in constant use 🙂

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