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How to count calories?

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The summer is steadily approaching and now is the time to start getting ready for those three beautiful months when everyone will want to have their tops off.Here is the easiest way to check

Popular foods and the calories they contain:

    1. Milk & Dairy Portion Size Per 100g (3.5 oz)
    2. Cheese average 110 cals (25g) 440 cals
    3. Cottage cheese 49 cals (49g) 98 cals
    4. Cream cheese 200 cals (47g) 428 cals
    5. Eggs (1 average size) 90 cals (60g) 150 cals
    6. Ice cream 200 cals (111g) 180 cals
    7. Milk whole 175 cals (250ml/half pint) 70 cals
    8. Milk semi-skimmed 125 cals.. (250ml/half pint) 50 cals
    9. Milk skimmed 95 cals (250ml/half pint) 38 cals
    10. Trifle with cream 290 cals (1 trifle) 190 cals
    11. Yogurt natural 90 cals (1 small pot) 60 cals
    12. Yogurt reduced fat 70 cals (1 small pot) 45 cals
    13. Breads & Cereals Portion Size Per 100g (3.5 oz)
    14. Bagel 140 cals (45g) 310 cals
    15. Bread white (thick slice) 96 cals (1 slice 40g) 240 cals
    16. Bread wholemeal (thick slice) 88 cals (1 slice 40g) 220 cals
    17. Noodles (boiled) 175 cals (250g) 70 cals
    18. Pasta (normal boiled) 330 cals (300g) 110 cals
    19. Porridge oats (with water) 193 cals (350g) 55 cals
    20. Potatoes (boiled) 210 cals (300g) 70 cals
    21. Rice (white boiled) 420 cals (300g) 140 cals
    22. Meats & Fish Portion Size Per 100g (3.5 oz)
    23. Bacon average fried 250 cals (2 rashers) 500 cals
    24. Beef (roast) 300 cals (107g) 280 cals
    25. Chicken 220 cals (110g) 200 cals
    26. Ham 6 cals (2.5g) 240 cals
    27. Lamb (roast) 300 cals (100g) 300 cals
    28. Lunch meat 300 cals (75g) 400 cals
    29. Prawns 180 cals (180g) 100 cals
    30. Pork 320 cals (110g) 290 cals
    31. Salmon fresh 220 cals (122g) 180 cals
    32. Sausage pork fried 250 cals (78g) 320 cals
    33. Trout fresh 200 cals (167g) 120 cals
    34. Turkey 200 cals (125g) 160 cals
    35. Fruits & Vegetables Portion Size Per 100g (3.5 oz)
    36. Apple 44 cals (100g) 44 cals
    37. Banana 107 cals (165g) 65 cals
    38. Broccoli 27 cals (84g) 32 cals
    39. Cucumber 3 calories (30g) 10 calories
    40. Grapes 55 calories (89g) 62 cals
    41. Lettuce 4 cals (27g) 15 cals
    42. Peas 210 cals (142g) 148 cals
    43. Spinach 8 cals (100g) 8 cals
    44. Strawberries 10 cals (33g) 30 cals

 


Now that you understand how many calories are contained within your favorite foods, you must learn how to use this information to your advantage.

 

The number of calories the body consumes in a day varies from person to person. You may notice on the nutritional labels that the “percent daily values” are based on a 2,000 calorie, a rough average of what people consume in a day. However, your body might need more or less than 2,000 calories dependent on height, weight, gender, age and activity level all.