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One of the best things to do if you're watching your weight is to just be careful of portion sizes. Eating a whole bag of Doritos? Not good for you. Eating a small handful? Less worse! Something even better to do is to eat more low calorie foods and less calorie dense items. Less bang for your buck can actually be good! Here's what 200 calories looks like in food.

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The project, which was done by Wise Geek, shows 200 calories of food because it was something "tangible". 100 calories would have been too little for dense items and 500 calories would've been comically ginormous for low calorie foods. To be fair, there are other things that go into food other than calories but for the purpose of the exercise, it's pretty eye opening to see half a Snickers bar equal to three eggs and so forth.

For perspective, the plate is 10.25-inches in diameter and the bowl is 6.25-inches in diameter

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Illustration for article titled What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like

That's a whole lot of broccoli.


Illustration for article titled What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like

Who eats half a cheeseburger


Illustration for article titled What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like
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I gotta eat more carrots


Illustration for article titled What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like
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I never liked Snickers anyway.


Illustration for article titled What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like
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How many apples is this?


Illustration for article titled What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like
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Dammit, I love bagels.


To see more of 200 calorie foods, check out Wise Geek here. [Wise Geek via FoodBeast]

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