This Is What 200 Calories Of Your Favorite Snacks Looks Like.

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If you're dieting or just want to be more conscientious about what you eat, you might find yourself checking the calorie count on basically every item in your pantry. And while seeing the serving size numbers can be a good point of reference, it's hard to imagine what these foods actually look like — that is, what does 200 calories look like on your plate?

Well, we've got the images to show you. These are 15 basic staples, including cheese, celery, breads, and yes, even some candy and junk food, portioned out to exactly 200 calories. Some of them may surprise you in their abundance (who knew how many baby carrots you could actually eat in one sitting), and some of the portions are downright depressing (damn you, cheese). Find out what 200 calories looks like when applied to your favorite snacks below, and use the information to be more mindful the next time you're filling your plate.

Potato Chips

If you’re looking to save on calories, eating potato chips doesn’t seem like such a bad 200-calorie snack — but then again, is anyone every really able to stop themselves with just a handful?

Potato Chips

Gummy Bears

We knew gummy bears were all sugar, but we had no idea that just a few of them could add up to 200 calories so quickly.

Gummy Bears

Broccoli

There’s a reason your mom always told you to finish your broccoli — not only is it full of nutrients, but you can also eat a ton of it without sacrificing calories.

Broccoli

Coca-Cola

We’re surprised that you get two full glasses of Coca-Cola for 200 calories — we would have thought it would be much less.

Coca-Cola

M&Ms

Possibly the best candy on the market, but you’re just not going to get a lot of bang for your 200 calorie buck.

M&Ms

Baby Carrots

Dieting and baby carrots go hand in hand, and you can see why: You get all this for a mere 200 calories. Just make sure you don’t get a baby-c-induced stomach ache.

Baby Carrots

Celery

There’s a reason why celery is the go-to snack for all dieters: You can munch, munch, and munch some more, and still not hit 200 calories.

Celery

French Fries

And finally, the French fry. This is a nice little 200 calorie portion size, which is great because the burger you ate with it was like, 100000 calories. The fries looks downright healthy in comparison.

French Fries

Cheddar Cheese

For cheese-lovers, this image is pretty depressing. There’s no getting around the fact that milk fat is super calorific. Why can’t cheese be more like celery, you know?

Cheddar Cheese

Sweet Peppers

These are delicious, easy to snack on, and colorful. For 200 calories, this is a pretty good deal.

Sweet Peppers

Snickers

The Snickers motto is “Hungry? Why wait?” but what they fail to mention is that just half a bar will put you at 200 calories. Unless you’re a die-hard Snickers fan, it’s just not worth it.

Snickers

Pasta

This serving size of pasta wouldn’t be so bad if pasta wasn’t exactly the kind of food that most of us want to eat ten times more of.

Pasta

Avocado

We’d say you could get a pretty decent amount of guacamole with this amount of avocado — but remember, tortilla chips will put you way over the 200 calorie line.

Avocado

Rye Bread

One of the healthiest of all the breads, four slices of rye is only 200 calories. If you’re watching carbs, though, you should probably avoid it.

Rye Bread

Hot Dog

Wow, for 200 calories you get a whole hot dog, plus a little baby hot dog stump. The only question now is, do they make a tiny bun for the little guy?

Hot Dog

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