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What Does 300 Calories Really Look Like?

See Pictures of 300, 350, and 400-Calorie Meals



7/11/2014 11:16:20 AM

TINATC26's SparkPage
you know, when I have time, I like nothing better than to cook a great, healthy meal from scratch. But there are times when I do have to rely on a lean cuisine or weight watchers product to have a portion controlled meal. It sure beats grazing through the fridge trying to come up with something fast that probably won't be balanced and cost more in calories than a frozen dinner. I think planning ahead is the key, no doubt, but sometimes you just have to punt. And keeping an open mind when that happens probably puts one in a better place than they'd be without keeping all options open.. Just my 2 cents.


7/2/2014 2:59:41 PM

Interesting perspective for sure. Not a huge fan that there were so many processed foods on the homemade list (I mean, a Lean Cuisine... seriously?). Other than that it really does prove you can make healthier options at home.


6/6/2014 1:49:44 PM

Wow, what an amazing difference changing a few things can make. Definitely helps seeing it broken down by item in this way.


5/19/2014 4:14:48 PM

SUZANNE65203's SparkPage
This reminds me of the "Eat This Not That" books which I highly recommend.


5/9/2014 11:19:59 AM

Wow! Eye Opener!!


4/17/2014 3:40:30 PM

what is this i will never use this i mean come on


3/31/2014 2:49:02 PM

Great article - I always eat better when I make myself conscious of the calorie and nutrition of the main dish. It's surprising how calorie laden some foods can be even when they sound healthy.


2/24/2014 8:32:30 PM

HEATHER3477's SparkPage
This was great information to obtain. Many things look like they don't have a lot of calories in them because they are so small but yet have more than the average person would guess. Very useful saving this information for future use. ;)


2/12/2014 9:46:34 AM

This was so helpful. I love how each meal had veggies and fruits. I know I can do this for sure! I am looking forward to thinking of more meals.


2/10/2014 12:29:01 PM

KAREN1035's SparkPage
Seeing the difference rather than hearing it was a big shocker. I use to eat 2-4 slices of pizza at one sitting. WOW!!! I need to be aware of what I'm eating.


2/9/2014 6:55:29 PM

SUGARPOP02's SparkPage
Hi Lonesomepoet...My name is Lela and I just wanted to say that my sister who is in her late 60's has always been very overweight and found herself faced with a new Dr who directed her on a great path of weight loss and has been assisting her for the last 9 months and she has even surprised herself on her accomplished path of not only losing lots of weight but was actually showed how to eat as well as what to eat....She has accomplished so much we are all happy for her and she sleeps better, walks better, works easier and is not always tired....She goes every week for a weight in and discusses her greats and her woes...I believe when we have someone to answer to and guide us we seem to stay on a better path no matter what.....I wish you much luck and hope you find your path to guidance for your eating better......


2/6/2014 10:50:34 AM

Yes, I was surprised at how much more I can eat by cooking at home. I'm really not a restaurant person and always try to eat breakfast at home and take my lunch. But while looking at the 300 and 400 calorie meals from home, I realized I'm not preparing those properly. Thanks a bunch for SP having this website and I must say SP has included everything I need on my weight loss, keep it off, better fit journey. It's really not how much weight you take off but how much you learn while taking it off. SharpPeople's got it right.


1/30/2014 8:47:15 PM

I can't believe the Sierra Turkey sandwich from Panera betrayed me! I always thought it was a healthier option. Man, I'm glad I'm tracking my calories and making my own meals, now.


1/9/2014 10:30:40 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
Lonesome poet and Mstar63 don't forget to put up a page and allow people to friend and SUPPORT you !!!


1/9/2014 10:28:50 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
I was disappointed to see the VEGGIE burger be SO BAD - but then I guess it all depends on how its cooked and what's in/ on it!! Remember appearances CAN be deceiving!!

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