The Diet Detective: What You Get for Your Calories

Calories seem to be so arbitrary, and not very intuitive. I always find it interesting to see what kinds of foods (and how much) you can get for a particular number of calories. Here is my latest version:

What You Get for 10 Calories

Minutes to walk it off = 2

  • 4 Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Cheese Goldfish Crackers
  • 1 Domino sugar packet (15 calories)
  • 3 red seedless grapes (9 calories)
  • 3 baby carrots (10.5 calories)
  • 1 broccoli spear (5 inches long, 11 calories)

What You Get for 25 Calories

Minutes to walk it off = 5.5

  • 1 Hershey's Kisses Hugs candy (Valentine's Day, 23 calories)
  • 1 heart-shaped lollipop (30 calories)
  • 1 small fig (30 calories)
  • 1 medium (3-oz.) beefsteak tomato

What You Get for 50 Calories

Minutes to walk it off = 11

  • 1 Mallomars marshmallow & chocolate cookie (60 calories)
  • 1 heart-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (42 calories)
  • 1 tablespoon (21 grams) honey (60 calories)
  • 1 chocolate-covered cherry (55 calories)
  • 14-oz. Zico Natural Coconut Water (60 calories)
  • ? cup Kellogg's Froot Loops Cereal (60 calories without milk)

What You Get for 75 Calories

Minutes to walk it off = 16

  • 1 Russell Stover Milk Chocolate Almond Cluster (76.5 calories)
  • 2 raw oysters (80 calories)
  • 1 medium peach (68 calories)
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