What does 200 Calories look like?
Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like? Browsing through the web, I found a very enligthning video from ASAP Science that features 200 calorie servings of all your favourite foods, from apples to Big Macs, from wine to pizza.
It’s a compelling approach to thinking about nutrition, because with so much talk of counting calories, and generally being obsessed, as a culture, with the number, there’s little understanding of the value.
By the way, what is one calorie? It is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. It’s a measure of energy, which underscores why we need calories—anywhere from 2,000 to 2,700 calories per day.
And while you might know some of this information, it’s always a good reminder to think about the things you’re putting in your body—and what portions you should be looking for.
Please watch the video