In this post, Josh Barro & his pals at the New York Times’ Upshot show us a photo-list of 16 meals at different chain restaurants, each of which is equal to the average-person’s total daily allowance of roughly 2,000 calories.
Some of the meals look scary easy to eat, like the Potbelly’s Big Italian with standard sides (above).
Few others like Subway’s (next), look downright hard to get down in one sitting.
And of-course the standouts are the 2 groups of food set out at the end, the ones you might be likely to eat at home. -And those underscore in a very easy, visual way, how much healthier it is, even on calories alone, to eat at home & cook for yourself.
Cold-cut combo sandwich (360), Potato chips (230), Chicken noodle soup w/ crackers (155), Chocolate-chip cookie (220), Buffalo-chicken salad (360), Coke (200), Egg-and-cheese flatbread (370), Juice box (100); -Subway
Yogurt w/ fruit and nuts (210), Toast w/ jam (85), Coffee (2), Beef stir-fry & farro (400), Diet soda (0), Pretzel rods (220), Pear (100), Chicken & arugula (490), Brussels sprouts & squash (55), Water (0), Wine (150), 2 Cookies (small) (200)
So, go check out the full story for all of the 16 other eye-popping examples of food you probably eat every day, including the whole 2,000 calories in one dish and one item; -over at the Links:
Photo Credits: Potbelly Meal, Subway Meal & Meal at Home, by Tony Cenicola
• Source: NYT-What 2,000 Calories Looks Like
• via: Neatorama