One of the best things to do if you're watching your weight is to just be careful of portion sizes. Eating a whole bag of Doritos? Not good for you. Eating a small handful? Less worse! Something even better to do is to eat more low calorie foods and less calorie dense items. Less bang for your buck can actually be good! Here's what 200 calories looks like in food.

The project, which was done by Wise Geek, shows 200 calories of food because it was something "tangible". 100 calories would have been too little for dense items and 500 calories would've been comically ginormous for low calorie foods. To be fair, there are other things that go into food other than calories, but for the purpose of the exercise, it's pretty eye-opening to see half a Snickers bar equal to three eggs and so forth.

For perspective, the plate is 10.25-inches in diameter and the bowl is 6.25-inches in diameter

What 200 Calories Actually Looks Like in Food

That's a whole lot of broccoli.


What 200 Calories Actually Looks Like in Food

Who eats half a cheeseburger


What 200 Calories Actually Looks Like in Food

I gotta eat more carrots


What 200 Calories Actually Looks Like in Food

I never liked Snickers anyway.


What 200 Calories Actually Looks Like in Food

How many apples is this?


What 200 Calories Actually Looks Like in FoodDammit, I love bagels.


To see more of 200 calorie foods, check out Wise Geek here. [Wise Geek via FoodBeast]