What A 200 Calorie Meal Looks Like [Pics]
WiseGeek has created a gallery of fruit, vegetables, sweets, cakes, and drinks, to show the varying portion sizes.
In a gallery that shows 200 calories are not created equal, research website WiseGeek reveals what an actual 200 calorie portion of various foods would be so you can see the difference. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult requires around 2000-2500 calories to maintain their weight.
Not surprisingly, you can eat a lot more fruit and vegetables than you can french fries or candy. This gallery is a good reminder of the oversized portions we're accustomed to.
The photographs represent 200 calories of particular types of food, showing that an entire plate of broccoli, carrots or apple slices contains the same number of calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, half a cheeseburger, or 17 Gummy Bears. Click through to see a selection of the food portions: