Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What does 300 calories look like?

I saw this on lifehacker and it is quite instructive. The page has a series of photos of 300 calories worth of different foodstuffs....

Check out 300 Calorie Food Picture Gallery

for example.....


donny said...

That food density stuff always bugs me. You can have a diet that's 90 percent poptarts, ten percent spinach and celery and other low calorie vegetables, and wow, look at all the food you can eat. Eat more, weigh less! No apologies to Dean Ornish.
The high price of vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli for 300 calories illustrates something, I think. If you're shipping calories around the world, 300 calories of fatty pork leaves a much smaller shipping footprint than 300 calories of brocolli. I've spelled brocolli right at least once. Make that twice. Broccoli.

Anonymous said...

There's a very big picture book about this. I'll go find it for you. It's page after page of "instead of this you could be eating this" things with pork chops and bagels.

I don't necessarily agree with some of the choices, but it's fascinting to just see it all laid out visually.