Do You Know How Much Food is 100 Calories?

Do You Know How Much Food is 100 Calories?

November 15, 2019 49 By Ewald Bahringer


Do you limit your calorie intake? In the U.S., doctors recommend that for adult
males, the daily intake of calories should be around 2,700, and for women around 2,200. But there are lots of factors that determine
what is a healthy amount of calories to consume, such as your lifestyle – is it sedentary
or active – your age, your body type, weight, and height. There are countless weight loss theories out
there, but most people believe that if you consume a lot of calories and are not very
active, your weight will increase. The rule of thumb is, eat a balanced diet
and try at least to be a little bit active. Today we’ll look at how you might best balance
your calories, in this episode of the Infographics Show, How much is 100 calories? Don’t forget to subscribe and click the
bell button so that you can be part of our Notification Squad. We’ll start the show how we start the day,
with breakfast. The all American breakfast of two eggs, sausage,
toast and some fruit is in the region of 600 calories. A healthy English breakfast, what Brits sometimes
call a “fry-up” according to the BBC, is around 807 calories. This is similar to the former breakfast but
also contains slices of bacon, fried mushrooms, sometimes with baked beans and black pudding. It could be anywhere from 900-1500 calories
depending on extras and size. The fried egg alone is about 92 calories and
a slice of white bread is about 94 calories without the butter. You can have two slices of bacon for 84 calories,
and one fried pork sausage for about 88 calories. You can see how the cooked breakfast can be
quite calorific once we start to supersize, which is often the case with the traditional
post-night-out English fry-up. For our 100 calories, we could have two thirds
of a slice of French toast, or almost half of a 7 inch round waffle with absolutely nothing
on it. Consider that you have to walk for around
20-25 minutes to burn 100 calories and you realize a couple of waffles with butter, honey,
or blueberries is going to take a lot of time-up marching around the park to burn off. But what about a healthier breakfast? A banana breakfast is ok with one average
size banana being about 88 calories. For 100 calories you could have one large
apple, two thirds of a whole watermelon, or about 24 medium sized strawberries. You also get all the nutrients a piece of
fried bacon won’t give you. For 100 calories, you won’t get much muesli,
only about a third of a cup. You might want some milk with that, and for
100 calories you get about two thirds of a 9 oz (250 gram) glass of whole milk. This is all rather complicated, so you could
just go for a bagel with cream cheese, but with just 100 calories you can only have a
quarter of that. For almost exactly 100 calories, you can use
the same milk you have in a coffee with two sugars providing it’s a small cup and not
a giant mug. The good news is, you can drink as much water
as you like. In conclusion, if for breakfast we start splattering
pancakes with goodness or wolfing down mounds of fatty sausages, bacon, and bread, we are
overdoing it. According to one health website, if you want
to watch your weight, try to go for a 400-500 calorie breakfast, so you can indeed get away
with your bagel and cream cheese, a small bowl of muesli and fruit, or eggs on toast. We are having a quick lunch because we only
have one hour. One of the most common lunches is a sandwich,
because it’s fast. You could head to McDonalds, and for 100 calories
have just one third of a cheeseburger. You could also eat that with just less than
a third of a medium fries for 100 calories. Two Chicken McNuggets would also be about
100 calories. But let’s face it, if we were weight conscious,
we wouldn’t be going to McDonalds anyways. We could go for a salad, and you could have
lots of that. For 100 grams – just two nuggets of dubious
chicken – you could eat 30 baby tomatoes. 100 calories is also equal to two whole heads
of lettuce, or four medium size carrots, and more than 2 regular onions. The problem is the mayo, and just a little
bit of the stuff on a teaspoon is around 100 calories. A tablespoon of olive oil is a little more
than 100 calories, so if you are watching your weight, go for vinaigrette and pepper. 100 calories of the former on your salad is
way too much, and 100 calories of pepper at around 6 calories per teaspoon would make
you feel ill. For an in between option you could have a
100 calorie baked potato, or half at least. You’ll want butter with that, though. You could lather it with three pats – those
small plastic packages – of butter for just over 100 calories. You could have half a tin of tuna on your
potato, too, which is almost exactly 100 calories. Unfortunately you couldn’t have very much
cheese, as just a one inch cube of cheddar cheese is about 68 calories. That’s much less than you usually see on
a baked potato. Even a cheese slice with a small strip cut
off is 100 calories. This pretty much counts out pizza as just
a third of a slice of a Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza is a little over 100 calories. For another 100 calories you could wash it
down with one 8 ounce glass of white lemonade. Stay off the pizza and go for a light sandwich,
and your lunch, without a sugary drink, will be around 3-400 calories. That’s still an ok calorie count for the
weight conscious. Dinner is where it counts, especially as many
people don’t do very much after dinner. Let’s start with a large meal, perhaps the
British favorite of an Indian curry. Well, as it has about 1,500 calories in it,
for one hundred calories you could maybe have a small spoonful. These are usually eaten with Nan bread, and
just a fifth of one of these breads is 100 calories, while half a bowl of white rice
is also a hundred calories. For the same amount of calories, you could
have two thirds of a small can of beer or about three quarters of a glass of wine. We could put it another way, and just say
that a meal at an Indian restaurant has just wrecked your diet. According to one website, Thailand’s famous
Pad Thai noodles is also just as calorific as an Indian curry, although it’s usually
served without bread or rice. It could get worse though, you could go to
an Italian restaurant and get the Fettucine Alfredo, which, in the USA at least, can be
as much as 2,300 calories. A few strands would be equal to 100 calories. This is why the Center for Science in the
Public Interest once called it a “heart attack on a plate”. Maybe we should eat at home. For as little as 100 calories, we could have
a 2 ounce portion of salmon. That’s not much, so we probably need to
eat another 50 calories’ worth. We need to cook that in olive oil, and 100
calories of the stuff should do the job. We already know we can have a baked potato
and a knob of butter with that for few calories. Salt has zero calories, and let’s stick
to the hipster variety of Pink Himalayan Salt. We’ll need more butter or oil to stir fry
some asparagus, but that’s ok, because for 100 calories we can have about 33 seven inch
spears of asparagus. All this goodness for the same calorie intake
as a couple of forkfuls of creamy pasta. With such a healthy meal we could even go
for a dessert. A small portion of vanilla ice cream, about
three quarters of one scoop, is 100 calories. We could have two of those and still stay
within the healthy meal parameters. So, what’s your diet like? Do you keep a check on your calorie intake
or do you eat what you want? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
called Most Painful Things a Human Can Experience! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
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