It pays to know the difference.
Your peanut butter states that a tablespoon is equivalent to 188 calories. That doesn’t sound like a filling snack, does it? According to the US Department of Agriculture, adults should only consume from 2,000 to 2,500 calories every day in order to maintain their weight. However, each food you eat has different calories from one another. Next time you want to munch on something, here’s a look at what 200 calories look like in a variety of everyday foods:
1. 496 mL or 17.50 ounces of Coca-Cola vs. 333 mL Whole Milk
2. 66 grams of Hot Dogs vs. 150 grams Eggs
3. 189 grams Canned Chili Con Carne vs. 204 grams Sliced Smoked Turkey
4. 51 grams of Fruit Loops Cereal vs. 100 grams Fiber One Cereal
5. 56 grams of Uncooked Pasta vs. 145 grams of Cooked Pasta
6. 75 grams of Jack in the Box Cheeseburger or 72 grams of Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich vs. 385 grams of Apples or 553 grams of Honeydew Melon
Next time you snack on a glazed doughnut, consider eating an avocado instead. One avocado that is equivalent to 125 grams can give you the same amount of calories in a 52-gram doughnut or 51 grams of gummy bears. Obviously, you will feel fuller and more satisfied if you consume the healthier foods.