What 200 Calories Looks Like

I really like this short video as it shows what 200 calories of food looks like. It is based on a great post with lots of pictures here on wiseGEEK.

Since we can only consume a limited amount of calories a day, it makes sense to spend them wisely by eating the most nutrient dense food possible: plants.

YouTube: What 200 Calories Looks Like


  1. Sure is a difference between the fatty foods and veggies.

    We can eat so much more of the good things (fruits and veggies) for 200 calories. It's almost like nature knows.

    1. Yup! A big difference between health promoting fooods and the rest.

  2. There is an error in the video. The calorie he defines is not the same as a nutritional calorie which is 1000 times larger. Nutritionists and food labels use what a chemist would call a kcal. Cal = kcal equals the energy to raise i kg of water one degree Celsius.

    But the quantity difference is amazing. Thanks for the reminder....