One Ounce Of Fat (220 Calories) – A Closer Look

Note: This is a repost from October, 2015

Before you dive head first into the Halloween candy bowl, you may want to think twice! In my palm is a fat replica that represents one ounce of fat, which is equivalent to 220 calories.

This Is What One Ounce Of Fat (220 Calories) Looks Like

This is roughly the amount of calories found in:

  • 5 Mini Reese’s PB Cups

or

  • 2 Fun Size KitKats

or

  • 10 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

or

  • 3 Fun Size Snickers Bars

or

  • 3 Fun Size Twix Bars

or

  • 4 Snack Size York Peppermint Patties

or

  • 31 Pieces of Candy Corn

or

  • 9 Tootsie Rolls

Candy vs. avocados

For comparison, some healthy foods, such as avocados, have high calories as well. One cup of avocado is equal to about 234 calories. However, unlike candy, whole foods such as avocados contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These fats are beneficial and healthy. Our bodies metabolize and use avocado calories differently than candy calories. It is much easier to use avocado calories for energy.

We also tend to feel more satiated after eating 230 calories from an avocado than after consuming 230 calories from candy. When we eat candy that has high amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients, we tend to feel less satiated and also crave more unhealthy fat and sugar. This creates a snowball effect which leads us to eat more. The overconsumption of unhealthy calories, preservatives, and artificial flavors then follows.

What do you think?

A photo can be a powerful influencer.

Personally, I am not too worried about the calories. However, I am concerned about the sugar and toxic ingredients found in these treats. The health consequences can be serious.

How about you?

  • Does this photo persuade you to stay away from candy this Halloween?
  • Does this photo not have an effect on you?
  • Am I a sugar buzz-kill for you this Halloween? 😉

I want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below this article. Thanks!

Resources 

Buy your own pet fat.

  1. One ounce of fat replica can be purchased by clicking the image below:

2. One pound of fat replica can be purchased by clicking on the image below:

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Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.
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Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.

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