You may have been told that you should be eating fewer calories in order to maintain your Body Mass Index (BMI), but what does that really means? To some people, eating fewer calories may mean adding few veggies to sandwiches or snacking on fresh fruit instead of candy bars, while to others it may be committing to just one cup of tea or coffee in the morning rather than two. In any case reducing the number of calories you eat each day is paramount important since that can help to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight as per BMI, once you have achieved your required weight.
“Wisegeek” website conducted a study on different types of foods and found out how many Calories each of them contained. They proportioned two hundred Calories in foods such as peanuts, butter, canned beans, fruits, vegetables, and beverages, photographed them and presented so that we could compare how they look like. In fact, if you look closely at these photos, they can never match the size of the food, and although small in size, some foods are high in Calories. Considering that a plate of broccoli contains as many Calories as a teaspoon of peanut butter, you may think twice before deciding what to eat next time.
The author of that article, L.S Wynn writes “According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 200-2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to “spend” each day: based on the following pictures, which would you eat?”