How many chocolate chip cookies do you need to fill you up? Me, I don’t get out of bed without a package. ‘Cause when it comes to putting food in your mouth, how much doesn’t count as long as it tastes good. But imagine what a favor we’d be doing our bodies simply by starting to listen to what they say. And it doesn’t take a whole lot.

Swapping food for healthier alternatives is the way to go, and we present you some of the most easy-to-understand healthy charts that speak numbers and quantities. Take notes, everyone—we are about to build a better snack menu no one will ever feel guilty for.

Scroll down below for Bored Panda’s interview with Graeme Tomlinson, the man behind the widely popular Instagram account The Fitness Chef known for myth-busting nutrition infographics about making wise food choices.

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Ben Smith
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3 months ago

Lol wut? Which do you think is more expensive to produce?? Hint: it's not coke and fast food hamburgers

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Summer
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3 months ago

love both

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Angela Vega
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3 months ago

banana chips are deep fried!

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Many people on social media have found the Fitness Chef infographics useful when looking for healthier alternatives in their everyday food choices.

Graeme told us that most calorie-dense foods have their lower calorie alternatives. “These are an excellent opportunity to continue eating a food you enjoy, but which also supports a fat loss goal, because to lose fat, you must consume fewer calories than you expend.” In other words, you need to get to the calorie deficit.

On the other hand, Graeme assures readers that you don’t need to ban sugar or carbs from your diet, because “there is no evidence to suggest they individually make you fat.”

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Biljana Malesevic
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3 months ago

Do you know how much of peanut butter is 40g? And 30g of jam? On one piece of bread? That would be too much, no one puts that much.

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Pamda Panda
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3 months ago

I get the point that our choices add up, but I'm keeping the cream in my coffee, thanks.

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earringnut
Community Member
3 months ago

I've been lied to my entire life!

Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
3 months ago

Ha! I always cut my chocolate bars in half!

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Good for you. May taste buds are clamoring for second one. After I eat one candy bar I brush my teeth, or rinse out my mouth to shut them up....... it helps, somehow, a bit of strong will still needed though if you have a "sweet tooth".

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Samantha Hurrell
Community Member
3 months ago

Go Ahead are a nightmare, they mention how much one slice has, whilst placing them in packs of 2.

Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I will agree with this one. I started eating only a serving size and was blown away at how much we overeat. Look at a few food labels in your pantries and you will be shocked at what is considered to be a serving size.

Sinkvenice
Community Member
3 months ago

Or just have one and save the other for later.

Gogamash
Community Member
3 months ago

if you can wrap it properly so the chocolate does not melt into your stuff

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MsPraise
Community Member
3 months ago

I love looking at serving sizes. There is no way someone is going to measure out 63% of a candy bar or something.

Bill
Community Member
3 months ago

I only eat Left Twix

Kathy Lord Tate
Community Member
3 months ago

You definitely have to read the labels on candy bars. People think one package is a serving but in truth it's usually half or a third for the calorie count of a serving.

Viv Hart
Community Member
3 months ago

This is plain greed! Cut it in 1in. pieces, spread over a few hours.

Jennifer Sabatino
Community Member
3 months ago

Who opens them that way? Wth

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The fitness chef said that you need to “work out an enjoyable way to include them in moderation alongside nutritious food.”

Many of us do make mistakes with our food choices simply because we don’t fully understand the nutritional components of that food. “For example,” Graeme explained, “for someone trying to lose weight, believing that eating any amount of nutritious, calorie-dense foods like nuts or oily fish is ok just because they support some aspects of health may be problematic if it means they are no longer in a calorie deficit.”

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Darius Koehnke
Community Member
3 months ago

Please tell me who has eaten plain lemons or limes

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Hope Floats
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3 months ago

Surely as long as meat is in date, it can be kept in a fridge for more then 2 days??

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Katherine Boag
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3 months ago (edited)

Apples make me hungrier, while i find banana to be fairly filling. Swap them!

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Graeme believes that virtually any food can be eaten, but “we need to understand our overall diet over time.” Since there’s so much misinformation and confusion published online, his advice is “to follow those with the least extreme advice.”

For more advice, check out Graeme’s bestselling book “Eat What You Like & Lose Weight For Life” and his meal planner app.

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Tabitha L
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3 months ago

I would eat that. I love cookie dough.

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Tabitha L
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3 months ago

That color all the way on the right is scary.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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3 months ago

It's funny, but since I've gone vegan, my iron levels are way up.

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Tabitha L
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3 months ago (edited)

What is the green/yellow spiral thing? I keep seeing it in the charts.

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chi-wei shen
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3 months ago

Is this a comparison of sweet potatoes and normal potatoes?

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Yvonne Blau
Community Member
3 months ago

So the message is... go eat at McD instead of trail mix? What am I missing?

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Stimpy
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3 months ago

Wow, bigmacs &white wine are a lot healthier than I thought...

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earringnut
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3 months ago

Hot sauce is a health food, got it.

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Stimpy
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok so now I am to stop binge-eating tubs of coconut oil and eat boring strawberries instead? That's where I draw the line!

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earringnut
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3 months ago

Who eats a 1/4 cup of hemp seeds?

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Nicola Roberts
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3 months ago

By the looks of things, "Protein" has replaced "Organic" in the latest marketing techniques.

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Sinkvenice
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3 months ago

If you're drinking 14 caramel macchiatos a week, you have a problem.

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Stimpy
Community Member
3 months ago

Who cares about "vitamins", anyway!

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Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
3 months ago

Interesting, now are avocados good? 🤔

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cassiushumanmother
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3 months ago

That's a total nonsense. To count in calories is already a nonsense but to compare 80g to 40g is a nonsence too. Garlic is excellent for the health, cranberries contains fibers, mint help you to digest...you can't compare calories to eat healthier, you have to know what you eat. 100kcal of protein, carbohydrates or lipids do not affect the body in the same way, and with or without fibers and other elements that's good for the health count a lot. Everything is good, we need all of it, no food is an enemy, just know what you eat and take pleasure eating. It's not just fuel, we are not SUVS.

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Hazel Waring
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3 months ago

Who eats this much anyway?! Two slices of toast is a huge meal, especially as a dessert with a chocolate spread - let alone 4!

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Ivo H
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3 months ago

Altough I got the point, I don't think this is fair comparison. Avocado has so much good fats and other nutritional "bonuses", that calories shouldn't be a reason to chose nutella.

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slackjack
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3 months ago

To my Aussie friends - Is kangaroo meat a thing?

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AndyR
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3 months ago

The only thing out of control is his toaster

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Ivo H
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't really see a point here... Like some of the plant proteins aren't complete? Ok then, but at least few of them are. And you can always prepare food out of more than one of these, at least you'll have more colorful food :)

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K O
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3 months ago

Let's forget about insulin shall we

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Mimi M
Community Member
3 months ago

Onions and garlic are irirtants to the gut. Try Kefir instead - it replenishes gut biome (and does it even better than yogurt).

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Mama Panda
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3 months ago

I would love to know where this person is getting their calorie counts from because they are way off the mark. First off there is no way that anyone would eat 143 blueberries in one sitting. Second when researching the caloric intake of these amounts, I get a number way below 1000 calories.

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earringnut
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3 months ago

Wait what the frick with burned toast?

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Yvonne Blau
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3 months ago

Who can eat a whole large pizza and 2 double chocolate bars for dessert??

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Leo Domitrix
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3 months ago

WHo has all this AT WORK?

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kjorn
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3 months ago

who's evil enough to pu cauliflower or celery in a smoothie??

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Kenny Kulbiski
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3 months ago

I don't see a damn thing on this chart that tastes the same

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Saico Hipe
Community Member
3 months ago

A lot of these figures aren't even accurate. A single 1.5 oz (45mL) serving of vodka contains 97 calories. Anything with at least 1 serving of alcohol in it (equal to 18mL) would be at least the same. Even if you're calling a serving 1 oz (30mL) that's still 65 calories. It seems the person who put this together spent a lot more time making it look nicely than researching their facts and figures.

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Stimpy
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3 months ago

I like the portabella and pita pizza ideas. But nothing in the world can make "rice cakes" attractive...

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earringnut
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3 months ago

All this for 500? Sounds like a deal to me! (Yes I'm joking)

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