What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

As a growing boy, or girl, you likely don’t worry much about your calorie intake. But you’ve certainly heard of the word, and are familiar with its meaning.

Simply put, it’s a unit of energy, most often used relating to food. The more calories you consume, the more you must workout to shed the energy you absorb. If you don’t work off the energy, it can turn into fat.

Now that you know what a calorie is, what does it look like? You’ve may have seen the 100 calorie snack packs of nuts or candy or yogurt, but we’ve found an even better visual for what calories look like in everyday foods.

Below are photos of 200 calories worth of popular foods. Notice how much, or how little food you get for 200 calories, depending on the snack.










What do you think? Any surprises?


  1. The cool thing about celery though, is that you lose more calories eating it than you gain! So that first picture is really just a mouth exercise. I would eat celery all day… If it didn’t taste and feel so nasty!

  2. Stick with veggies they have less sugar, which tyalcpily turns to fat and leads to poor health. Salads are very versatile and you can throw in some lean fish or meat. For snacking I like baby carrots. I also steam veggies but very lightly, because soggy veggies are never good. Try to eat 3 meals a day it helps cut the need to snack on bad foods. I too am trying to get rid of a few extra pounds and regular meals have made a huge difference. Also drink lots of water it helps curb cravings and keeps you hydrated.

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