The Diet Detective: A Lesson in Calorie Counting

Oh, the calories we consume. As much as you may believe you know about how much you're eating, inevitably you're devouring more than you think. Take a peek at the quiz below and test your knowledge.

What You Get for About 10 Calories

Minutes to walk it off* = 2.5

  • 2 (0.6 grams) sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 2 teaspoons of Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Altoids Dark Chocolate Dipped Mint (7.5 calories)
  • 1 Life Savers Hard Candy Roll - five flavors (11.25 calories)
  • 1 stick Wrigley's Spearmint Gum
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

What You Get for About 25 Calories

Minutes to walk it off* = 6.5

  • 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream (32 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Stubb's Bar-B-Q Sauce, Original (30 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki marinade & sauce (30 calories)

What You Get for About 50 Calories

Minutes to walk it off* = 13

  • 1 (3 x 11/2 x 1/2 inch) hash brown potato frozen oval patty (60 calories)
  • 1 slice (19 grams) Hebrew National Soft Salami
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) sour cream (60 calories)
  • 3 Starburst original fruit chew candies (47.5 calories)
  • 1 Chicken McNugget (53 calories)
  • 1 pan-fried P.F. Chang's Vegetable Dumpling (60 calories)
  • 1 steamed P.F. Chang's Vegetable Dumpling (45 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons Newman's Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette (45 calories)

What You Get for About 75 Calories

Minutes to walk it off* = 13

  • 1 oz. soft goat cheese
  • 1 cup Silk Light Soymilk, Vanilla (80 calories)
  • 1 cup skim milk (80 calories)

What You Get for About 100 Calories

Minutes to walk it off* = 26

  • 1 cup (7 ounces) P.F. Chang's Wonton Soup (92 calories)
  • 1 Denny's biscuit (105 calories)
  • A few bites (1 oz.) Denny's All-American Slam (82 calories)
  • 5 Nabisco Triscuit Snack Crackers
  • 1 KFC Original Recipe Chicken Drumstick (120 calories)
  • 1 KFC Honey BBQ Hot Wing (90 calories)
  • 10 ounces Subway Minestrone Soup (90 calories)
  • 2 tablespoons tartar sauce (90 calories)
  • 1 (12-oz.) Starbucks Tazo Black Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade
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