200 Calories? Here's What that Looks Like

Photo by: Wisegeek.com
It takes 3.14 pounds of celery to make up 200 calories. Why measure 200? "We could have chosen any amount of calories for this project, but we wanted something that gave ... more 
Photo by: Wisegeek.com
It takes 3.14 pounds of celery to make up 200 calories. Why measure 200? "We could have chosen any amount of calories for this project, but we wanted something that gave tangible volumes for the entire range of items," WiseGeek's team wrote. "We felt that 100 Calories of butter or oil would have yielded diminutive portion sizes; on the other hand 500 calories of celery would have been virtually incomprehensible."
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Tue, Feb 19, 2013 3:10 PM EST
The food industry is awash in calorie-controlled packs of cookies, chips, and other snacks, but what does a 200-calorie portion of food really look like? The folks at WiseGeek.com decided to find out, measuring plates of veggies against slices of smoked turkey and bowls full of ketchup. News to us: a 10.25-inch wide plate full of broccoli -- about 1.3 pounds of the green stuff -- has the same number of calories as three hard-boiled eggs, eight Hershey's kisses, or 17 gummy bears. Take a look at how some other typical foods stack up. -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine