Monday, January 3, 2011

On a health trip

Healthy Diet Tips


You always have a choice!

It's a new year and I'm certain most of us have all thought that "THIS will be the year I will lose weight, get healthy or get fit and toned. " Well I've stepped onto the weight loss path and have started exercising and keeping track of what I'm eating. Although I'm striving to lose the famous "freshman 15" I had gained while studying in Australia, I seriously want to start eating healthy and taking better care of what food goes into my body. Over the years I just felt that I was eating anything and everything without paying heed to it's nutritive value.

I've been reading various health and diet articles online and chanced upon an interesting article, 'What 200 calories look like' here

Now I'm not saying that we should count every calorie in each food item we choose to eat, but maybe just making some healthier food choices it will not only makes us feel fuller, but also keep us healthy and support our weight loss/ health trip

I posted the pictures from this article which basically tells us what 200 calories of a particular type of food look like. So a plate of baby carrots or a plate of kiwi has the same amount of calories as a spoonful of peanut butter and seeing that, isn't it sometimes better to adopt or reach out for a healthier option that you know is going to keep you far satiated than a teeny spoon of peanut butter or a 1 inch part of a doughnut?

After seeing this article, It really made me want to re look at what I was reaching for when I felt munchy or wanted a snack and often have adopted some of the food options mentioned below. Of course, yes sometimes I don't mind sticking my spoon in a jar of peanut butter jar ( I looove pb) or having a handful of M&M's when I'm craving something sweet, but more often than not, I'm trying to stick to healthier food choices and options


I found this article to be really interesting so thought I would share it with you. Hope it can help you as well.



Wishing you a healthier, fitter and a super hot body by the end of this year! ;)


Pictures of 200 Calories of Various Foods


200 Calories of Celery
Celery
1425 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Mini Peppers
Mini Peppers
740 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Broccoli
Broccoli
588 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Baby Carrots
Baby Carrots
570 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Honeydew Melon
Honeydew Melon
553 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Coca Cola
Coca Cola
496 ml = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Red Onions
Red Onions
475 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Apples
Apples
385 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canned Green Peas
Canned Green Peas
357 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Whole Milk
Whole Milk
333 ml = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Kiwi Fruit
Kiwi Fruit
328 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canned Sweet Corn
Canned Sweet Corn
308 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Grapes
Grapes
290 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Ketchup
Ketchup
226 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Sliced Smoked Turkey
Sliced Smoked Turkey
204 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Balsamic Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
200 ml = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Lowfat Strawberry Yogurt
Lowfat Strawberry Yogurt
196 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canned Chili con Carne
Canned Chili con Carne
189 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canned Black Beans
Canned Black Beans
186 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canned Pork and Beans
Canned Pork and Beans
186 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Eggs
Eggs
150 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Cooked Pasta
Cooked Pasta
145 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Avocado
Avocado
125 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canned Tuna Packed in Oil
Canned Tuna Packed in Oil
102 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Fiber One Cereal
Fiber One Cereal
100 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Flax Bread
Flax Bread
90 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Dried Apricots
Dried Apricots
83 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Jack in the Box Cheeseburger
Jack in the Box Cheeseburger
75 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Jack in the Box French Fries
Jack in the Box French Fries
73 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich
Jack in the Box Chicken Sandwich
72 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of French Sandwich Roll
French Sandwich Roll
72 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Blueberry Muffin
Blueberry Muffin
72 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Sesame Seed Bagel
Sesame Seed Bagel
70 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Tootsie Pops
Tootsie Pops
68 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Hot Dogs
Hot Dogs
66 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Wheat Dinner Rolls
Wheat Dinner Rolls
66 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Corn Bran Cereal
Corn Bran Cereal
60 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Bailey's Irish Cream
Bailey's Irish Cream
60 ml = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Smarties Candy
Smarties Candy
57 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Uncooked Pasta
Uncooked Pasta
56 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Blackberry Pie
Blackberry Pie
56 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Cranberry Vanilla Crunch Cereal
Cranberry Vanilla Crunch Cereal
55 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Cornmeal
Cornmeal
55 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Wheat Flour
Wheat Flour
55 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Peanut Butter Power Bar
Peanut Butter Power Bar
54 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Puffed Rice Cereal
Puffed Rice Cereal
54 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
54 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Puffed Wheat Cereal
Puffed Wheat Cereal
53 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar
53 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Glazed Doughnut
Glazed Doughnut
52 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Salted Pretzels
Salted Pretzels
52 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Medium Cheddar Cheese
Medium Cheddar Cheese
51 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Fruit Loops Cereal
Fruit Loops Cereal
51 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Gummy Bears
Gummy Bears
51 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Splenda Artifical Sweetener
Splenda Artifical Sweetener
50 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Salted Saltines Crackers
Salted Saltines Crackers
50 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Werther's Originals Candy
Werther's Originals Candy
50 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories (69% of one serving) of Snickers Chocolate Bar
Snickers Chocolate Bar
41 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Doritos
Doritos
41 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Marshmallow Treat
Marshmallow Treat
40 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of M&M Candy
M&M Candy
40 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Peanut Butter Crackers
Peanut Butter Crackers
39 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Cheetos
Cheetos
38 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Potato Chips
Potato Chips
37 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Hershey Kisses
Hershey Kisses
36 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Sliced and Toasted Almonds
Sliced and Toasted Almonds
35 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Fried Bacon
Fried Bacon
34 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter
34 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Salted Mixed Nuts
Salted Mixed Nuts
33 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Butter
Butter
28 grams = 200 Calories
200 Calories of Canola Oil
Canola Oil
23 grams = 200 Calories



7 comments:

Mr Lonely said...

visiting here with a smile today... =D

regards, Mr Lonely http://www.lonelyreload.blogspot.com/

Alina A. said...

very interesting post!xx

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Kajal Couture said...

Interesting....I like seeing things like this but when it comes down to eating, I am so bad about actually counting calories!

kirstyb said...

wow thats crazy how many calories are in certain things! wow x

Chatterpants said...

@ Mr.lonely,thanks
@Alina, thank you!
@ kajalcouture,tell me about it. I'm quite bad too. I hate counting them in fact" :p
@ kirsty, ya I swear! When I read this article I was like woaaahhh!:p

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

well now you've just made me hungry ;)
i do believe in healthy eating over 'weight loss diets', long term is the way to do it
Scrapbook de la Emma

Chatterpants said...

@Emma, yup, it sure is better to lose weight safely and in a healthy manner. It's much effective in the longer run and Ive noticed "fad" diets usually take a toll on ones face, making it look sallow or tired!