I have just found this great presentation which was made by evoke.ie that shows us how 200 calories look like. As you probably know, an adult male should have about 2500 calories per a day, a woman about 2000. However, this depends on how active life a person lives, the body type, etc.
Here is video with more food comparisons.
It is so Easy to Take in 200 Calories
As you see the typical junk foods, we take in daily are high in calories and we usually combine these unhealthy foods. Let’s say you sit in front of the TV watching it for about two hours. Let’s say you consume a packet of chips, a bottle of soda and some gummy bears. A packet if chips is about 140 grams (usually more) that is 400 calories. A liter of cola is another 400. And some gummy bears mean another 200. Bump! That is 1000 which is almost the half what you should take in per a day.
Eating junk food is just a bad habit, but can cause serious health problems. I know, it is so good to chew something, but there are a lot of healthy foods that can give the same feeling. Take some fruits, veggies, healthy snacks, etc. When I have time to watch something, I eat some carrots, berries, apples, and I drink lemon water. All of these things are nutritious.
How to Burn 200 Calories
As you see in order to burn 200 calories you should dance for 37 minutes, play badminton, gardening or wash your car for 40 minutes or run up and down the stairs for 15 minutes. That means if you have a film watching with the mentioned foods, you will have to dance for almost 4 hours to burn those calories. Or you have to kiss for 500 minutes. Shocking, isn’t it?
Here is a chart with different activities.
I know, it is not easy to resist since everywhere we are bombarded with great looking packages and tempting foods, but you should. Obesity brings with itself a lot of diseases and ruins your life in many fields. On top of that, processed foods contain a lot of unhealthy components which destroy your health in other ways.
In my opinion, the first step of weight loss is to forget the processed foods which are typically high in sugar and fats. Moreover, the most important part of a healthy nutrition is the consumption of a lot of veggies and fruits and lean meat. I do not follow any diets, but the rules I mentioned before and I have been able to lose 50 pounds and keep my weight for a long time now.
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