You’ve probably heard that 200 calories is about right for a snack, but finding something that comes in at or just under that number isn’t always easy.
Unless a food comes in a box or a bag with a handy nutrition label, knowing how many calories one serving can have could present a challenge—is that a large apple (110 calories) or a medium apple (90 calories)??
To get a better sense of portion sizes, here is a series of photos showing exactly what 200 calories looks like for different foods or check this portion guide.
While the portion sizes are all perfectly relative to each other, the photos don’t factor in the nutritive value of each food item—peanut butter, for example, is loaded with protein and healthy fats. Still, the list is eye-opening, and it could help you make a better choice at your next meal or snack.
Do you consider nutrition when choosing the foods you eat? Or are calories the only thing you count? Tell us in the comments below!
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