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If you care about nutrition or have ever tried to adjust your diet in order to lose weight, you probably think you have a pretty good idea of what 200 calories looks like. However, this video might change your mind—it will show you just how different 200 calories can look, depending on the ingredients.
What makes this video so fascinating is that it takes some of the most common favorite foods and presents them as a 200 calorie portion. From the healthy (e.g. apples, which take up most of a plate when made into a 200 calorie serving) to the unhealthy (e.g. fast food burgers, which look tiny when cut down to 200 calories), you’ll witness an array of visual displays that challenges your assumptions about what a healthy portion might be.
Of course, it’s important to be mindful of the fact that calories aren’t the only thing that matter when it comes to staying in shape. What you eat matters a great deal, so focus on foods that are low in sugar, contain no trans fats and pack a punch when it comes to vital minerals and vitamins.
In addition, remember that no dietary change will be as effective if you don’t combine it with a realistic but significant exercise regime—aim for at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times a week, combined with strength training.