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What does 100 calories look like?

In my everyday life I choose not too count calories and in most cases that is what I prescribe my clients too. (obviously there are some exceptions due to medical reasons, an athlete, competing…)  However  I don’t believe in following strict rules or numbers.  I believe life is for living and not calorie counting, weighing your foods and restricting your social life.  For me along with the majority of my clients, it is about making sustainable changes you can keep up all year long and not about ‘dieting’ and restricting to drop a few kilos.  And for a lot of people calorie counting leads to unhealthy habits, and here is why:

100 calories

1/4 cup raisins Vs 3 cups fresh strawberries

1 cup of blueberries Vs 2 capsicums

1 fun sized mars bar Vs 3 cups of air popped corn

200 calories

2 Tbsp peanut butter Vs 1 head brocolli

1 small can tuna Vs 2 cups fresh grapes

250 calories

1 mars bar Vs 4 fresh apples

70g pineapple lumps Vs 1700g celery


If you would like help with meal ideas and plans , contact NZ Registered Nutritionist Larissa Beeby for your own nutrition consultation either online, in person or over the phone.


Director / NZ Registered Nutritionist