Calorie Content of 2500 Popular Foods

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Calorie Information – Energy in Food – Nutrition in Food

See below for details of kilocalories (Kcals) in foods from ALL food groups. Click on any food category for a list of individual food items. As a rule of thumb, high calorie foods (called calorie-dense foods) typically contain excess amounts of fat and/or sugar. So if counting calories, choose high-fiber carbohydrate, lean protein and modest amounts of good quality fat. Also, don’t spend too much of your energy allowance on ’empty-calorie’ items like beer or wine. If you are interested in saving calories in order to lose weight, or if you want to keep a food journal in order to monitor and control your daily food-energy intake, BOOKMARK THIS PAGE NOW!
Breakfast
Calories in Breakfast Cereals
Calories in Breakfast Bars
Calories in Pancakes
Calories in Jelly/Jam

Breads
Calories in Bread
Calories in Bagels
Calories in Croissants
Calories in Donuts
Calories in Muffins Health Foods
Calories in Beans/Legumes
Calories in Soy Food
Calories in Nuts
Calories in Fruit
Calories in Vegetables

Dairy Food
Calories in Milk/Yogurt
Calories in Cheese
Calories in Ice Cream
Calories in Eggs Drinks
Calories in Alcohol
Calories in Beer
Calories in Wine
Coffee /Creamers
Calories in Soft Drinks
Calories in Juice

Eating Out
Calories in Fast Food
Calories in Mexican Food
Calories in Pizza

Why Calorie Control is Difficult
Overeating, that is eating too many calories, is the prime cause of weight gain and ultimately obesity. Contributory factors to excessive energy intake include: (1) Over-consumption of calorie-dense foods – typically high in fat and/or high in sugar – which are very easy to digest even when you are not hungry. (2) Eating too many high-GI foods – such as refined white flour snacks – which can cause appetite swings, food cravings and makes calorie control more difficult. (3) Eating too few calories during the day which can lead to a severe drop in blood glucose and consequent binges in the evening. Very-low-energy-diets (VLEDs) can also cause binge eating if not medically supervised. (4) Heavy drinking of alcoholic drinks – empty-calorie foods – which increase energy intake without contributing nutrition. (5) A stressful or unhealthy lifestyle leading to reduced energy expenditure or calorie-burning. (6) Family get-togethers and holidays are a common excuse to exceed our food energy needs and overeat.

Starches
Calories in Whole Grains
Calories in Potatoes
Calories in Rice
Calories in Pasta
Calories in Noodles

Meats
Beef
Bacon/Pork
Lamb
Veal
Chicken
Turkey
Deli Meats
Game Meat
Fish/Seafood Fats/Sugars
Calories in Butter/Margarine
Calories in Fats/Oils
Calories in Toppings/Syrups
Calories in Sugar

Nutrients
Alcohol
Fat
Carbs
Protein
Guide to Food Calories

Sources include:
AC Weight Loss Diet Program
Composition of Foods (1991) HMSO (UK)
US Nutritional Database
Calories Guide Junk Food
Cakes
Candy
Cookies
Snacks
Popcorn
Pretzels

Meals/Cooking
Pies
Soup
Frozen Entrees
Herbs/Spices
Sauces
Condiments
Dressings

Advice About Weight Reduction
Losing weight and reducing body fat is not simply a question of eating less food or following a very-low-calorie diet. Sudden or drastic reductions in food energy intake tend to cause the body to conserve rather than burn calories. In order to maintain the fastest, most efficient metabolic rate (meaning the rate we expend calories), we need to eat regularly throughout the day, and take regular physical exercise to increase our calorie expenditure. By comparison, dieters who do not eat breakfast, hoping that lower calorie consumption leads to greater weight loss, rarely manage to lose weight because their blood glucose levels fall too low during the day thus triggering uncontrollable hunger during the late afternoon and evening. Typically, these dieters eat large amounts of calories at dinner-time and may continue eating late at night. In addition, good dietary health is essential for effective calorie control and weight management. This is because efficient calorie-burning depends upon a regular supply of important vitamins and minerals in order to regulate both glucose and fat metabolism. In short, a healthy body loses weight much faster than an unhealthy one! So remember, if you want to follow a calorie-controlled eating plan, in order to achieve lasting weight loss, eat little and often, and choose healthy nutritious foods that provide the nutrients needed to maintain a fast metabolic rate. For information about how exercise workouts can boost your energy expenditure, and thus increase your calorie deficit, see Exercise Advice For Calorie-Burning – Calories Burned by Exercise.
Calorie Content of Popular Foods
Air-Popped Popcorn – Apple Pie – Avocado – Bananas – Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Big Mac – Brownie – Cheese Cake – Chinese Food Calories
Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Cookies – Coca Cola – Cool Whip – Calories Cottage Cheese – Cream Cheese – Egg Substitute – Equal
Fortune Cookies – Fried Chicken – Calories in Fries – Grapes – Haagen Dazs Ice Cream – Half & Half Creamer – Hamburger – Indian Food
Calories in Kashi – Lean Cuisine – Low Calorie Dressings – Mayo – M&Ms Candy – Calories Oatmeal – Oreo Cookies – Peanut Butter
Protein Bars – Calories in Protein Drinks/Shakes – Weight Watchers Smart Ones – Smoothies – Soy Milk – Special K – Splenda – Sports Bars
Steak – Calories in Sushi – Tacos – Whopper – Yogurt – Frozen Yogurt