What 500 Calories Really Looks Like in Different Foods
4 bacon strips are 500 calories. 5 apples are 500 calories too.
Just in case you didn’t know, 500 calories is a lot. I’m 1,68m and at a low activity level require around 2000 calories to maintain my weight. So after 4 bacon strips I would have eaten a quarter of my total food allowance for a day. I’m vegetarian so bacon is not an eating option, luckily, but I find it somewhat important to know how what is inside the food I eat.
Go try one of the better calorie counters and then use a service to find out about your eating habits. I use SparkPeople (iPhone, iPad) at the moment, but Fitness Pal (iPhone, iPad) wasn’t too bad either. Both apps are not pretty! Sadly DailyBurn isn’t further developing their Tracker. Tracker was so good. Also note that you don’t have to use these apps, you can just use their websites. SparkPeople and Fitness Pal are both free and they have a large database of common foods. You can directly type in “nissin top ramen” or “oreo” and it will find that product.