For those struggling to keep up with their dietary New Year’s resolutions, the gang over at wiseGEEK gathered 71 foods and measured their quantities in the amount of 200 calories. Why 200? wiseGEEK offered up this explanation:
“We could have chosen any amount of Calories for this project, but we wanted something that gave tangible volumes for the entire range of items. We felt that 100 Calories of butter or oil would have yielded diminutive portion sizes; on the other hand 500 Calories of celery would have been virtually incomprehensible.”
By doing this, wiseGEEK has allowed us to grasp the physical measurement as well as the numerical measurement of the food we eat. The whole project is informative and fun to look at.