It’s good to know how many calories your are consuming whether you are on a diet or just making sure your eating enough to stay healthy. We’ve put together a list of common favorite foods and their calorie content. This way you can keep track of your caloric intake and if you’re desperate for those morning pancakes (520 calories for two) you’ll know where to compensate elsewhere or be more inspired to hit the gym later.
Also remember, there’s a lot of great low calorie substitutes for high calorie foods such as a chicken burger (130 calories) versus a hamburger (250 calories).
Calorie Content in Popular Foods
White Bread (one slice)
Whole Grain Bread (one slice)
Potato Chips (handful)
French Fries (large serving)
Chile Fries (medium serving)
Frozen Yogurt (1/2 cup)
Macaroni and Cheese
Steak (3 oz)
Calories give you energy, which is needed to keep you and your body going throughout the day, but if you’re not burning enough calories then that’s where weight gain occurs. So it’s important to make sure you’re not eating food that’s too high in calories, which will add to extra, unwanted weight gain.
The important thing to remember is to live a healthy style. The calorie content in food should play a role in your diet along with exercise and your scale will thank you.