What 1,000 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods

Whether you are looking to lose weight, stay fit, or simply acquire healthier eating habits, getting information about the caloric values of the foods you eat is the key to starting a healthy lifestyle. Also, keep in mind that appearances can be very deceiving. A seemingly harmless small portion of certain foods can be true calorie bombs, while others can be eaten in large amounts with pretty much no guilt.

As good fitness freaks, we at Bright Side managed to do the math to see what it means to ingest 1,000 calories of some pretty popular foods. Diet starts Monday, we mean it this time.

1. Cheeseburger

1,000 cal = 14 oz (396 g)
Portion: 2 + 1/2 burgers

2. Hotdog

1,000 cal = 13.4 oz (379 g)
Portion: 3 + 1/3 hotdogs

3. Sandwich

1,000 cal = 12 oz (340 g)
Portion: 4 sandwiches

4. Shawarma

1,000 cal = 17 oz (481 g)
Portion: 1 + 1/3

5. Spaghetti

1,000 cal = 27 oz (1,048 g)
Portion: 3 + 1/2 plates

6. Sushi

1,000 cal = 24 oz (680 g)
Portion: 26 pieces

7. Eggs (Scrambled)

1,000 cal = 37 oz (1,048 g)
Portion: 4 + 1/4 plates (4 eggs per plate)

8. Grilled Fish

1,000 cal = 26 oz (737 g)
Portion: 6 fish

9. Cheesecake

1,000 cal = 11 oz (309 g)
Portion: 5 slices

10. Cookies

1,000 cal = 7.5 oz (212 g)
Portion: 13 cookies

11. Chocolate

1,000 cal = 7 oz (198 g)
Portion: 4 + 1/2 bars

12. Potatoes

1,000 cal = 45 oz (1,275 g)
Portion: 6 potatoes

13. Cucumbers

1,000 cal = 250 oz (7,087 g)
Portion: 17 + 1/2 cucumbers

14. Lettuce

1,000 cal = 250 oz (7,087 g)
Portion: 12 heads

15. Peas

1,000 cal = 44 oz (1,247 g)
Portion: 13 cups

16. Bananas

1,000 cal = 40 oz (1,133 g)
Portion: 9 bananas

17. Oranges

1,000 cal = 77 oz (2,182 g)
Portion: 16 + 1/2 oranges

18. Watermelon

1,000 cal = 125 oz (3,543 g)
Portion: 12 wedges (3 watermelons)

19. Avocado

1,000 cal = 22 oz (623 g)
Portion: 3 avocados

20. Coffee

1,000 cal = 3,990 fl oz (118 L)
Portion: 500 cups

21. Ice Tea

1,000 cal = 125 fl oz (3.69 L)
Portion: 10 1/2 glasses

22. Milkshake

1,000 cal = 30 fl oz (887 ml)
Portion: 3 glasses

23. Orange Juice

1,000 cal = 71 fl oz (2 L)
Portion: 8 + 1/2 glasses

24. Cheese

1,000 cal = 8.8 oz (250 g)
Portion: 10 slices

25. Ham

1,000 cal = 25 oz (708.7 g)
Portion: 27 slices

26. Pretzel

1,000 cal = 10.5 oz (297 g)
Portion: 2 + 1/2 pretzels

Do you have any nutritional information that might come in handy to help someone to start a healthier diet? Please share it with us in the comments.

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