WiseGEEK recently conducted a very visual and informative study and presented a photo series, which compares what 200 calories actually look like in different foods. You’d think that with Summer coming up, a handful of gummy bears couldn’t hurt much, right..? Well, turns out, just 51 gram of those gives you the same amount of calories as nearly 600 grams of broccoli or 3 whole eggs would. And now be honest – which of those amounts sounds more alike a proper and filling meal to you?
The study compares 71 different foods, and is originally organized going from low to high calorie density. You can really tell how the quantities are getting smaller towards the end of the list! Statistically an average adult needs 2000-2500 calories a day, but this, of course, differs depending on how physically active you are. So for those who don’t hesitate to sweat in the gym, a spoonful of peanut butter is a lot less of a sin!
1 Hershey Kisses (36 grams / 1.27 oz)
2 Smarties Candy (57 grams / 2 oz)
3 Gummy Bears (51 grams / 1.8 oz)
4 Broccoli (588 grams / 20.7 oz)
5 Mini Peppers (740 grams / 26.1 oz)
6 Werther’s Originals Candy (50 grams / 1.76 oz)
7 Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich (72 grams / 2.5 oz)
8 Glazed Doughnut (52 grams / 1.8 oz)
9 French Sandwich Roll (72 grams / 2.5 oz)
10 Avocado (125 grams / 4.4 oz)