Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just how much food do you get for 200 calories?

I'm always searching out new information on nutrition. I don't believe in "diets" because were all different, and have different needs. Personally I believe that one of the best ways to lose weight and or keep it off is to simply educate oneself about what you are eating... I'm also a huge fan of cool search engines... is one of my favorite sites for self education on the calorie content of foods. One can search for foods using traditional categories such as food groups, and also with creative ways such as shape (curly? flat? triangular?)

There is a picture of each food listed, showing the quantity of the food which is equivalent to 200 calories.

Did you know that 1,333 grams of lettuce is equal to 200 calories, and that 35 grams of Wavy potato chips pack the same 200 calories?

The sites coolness doesn't stop there, click on a food, and see how many minutes of various exercises it will take to burn the calories provided by the food. also provides nutritional information beyond calorie content alone.

Check it out for yourself at

Play with the search engine while further educating yourself on nutrition. It's kind of fun!


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  1. That website is lots of fun for a food-geek like me! Thanks for sharing. Great article, too!

  2. mmmm, those berries look so scrumptious! congrats on the new blog

    i really need to start sewing my own clothes... i'm so out of practice... just need to pull out my machine and get busy!


  3. Just what I needed! I have lost 20lbs and I am on to my next goal of 20, so this site will help! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great! I am so very excited that you all enjoyed this one!

    <3 AzureChina

  5. Oh thanks.. I need a good swift kick in the pants. Thanks for the inspiration.


  6. I am definately going to check out that website. I am always amazed at the realities of food.