Many people count the calories in the food that they consume to ensure that they are staying healthy. The human body requires energy to function but the intake of too many calories can lead to weight problems. Generally, there are 4 calories in 1 gram of protein or carbohydrates, and there are 9 calories in 1 gram of fat. According to the FDA, the recommended number of calories consumed per day for the average American male is between 2,000 and 2,500. For the average American female, it’s between 1,800 and 2,500 calories per day. However, the total number of calories needed per day varies among individuals according to BMR, TEF, and physical activity. Healthy eating is a major concern in the United States and recently a law was put in place that requires certain restaurants to label the number of calories on the items found within their menu. With menu labeling laws, consumers will be better informed about the number of calories in their food so they can eat healthier. Here are some restaurant and food calorie charts.
Fast Food Restaurants: The charts compare the nutritional facts of various types of fast food from selected fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Arby’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and more.
Unequal Calories: In these charts about nutritional facts for adults and children, there’s information on calories, calories from fat, trans fat or sugars for food items like flour tortilla, soft corn tortilla, black beans, and so on.
Restaurant Nutrition Facts: Ever wondered about the nutrition facts for a slice of grilled chicken alfredo pizza from Papa John’s? You can find out about the nutrition facts of a great range of foods from more than 520 restaurants on this webpage.
Calorie & Fat Gram Chart: An excellent source of nutrition facts for hundreds of food items like canned apple juice, egg bagels, barbeque sauce, canned bean with bacon soup, blue cheese, and raw blueberries, arranged in alphabetical order.
Calorie Counter: Here, the calorie charts are organized according to main course, side dishes, fruits & vegetables, chocolate, fast food, and so on.
Ten Different Countries: On this webpage, you will find calorie information on the most popular types of international cuisine like Italian, Greek, French, UK, Thai, American, Mexican, Spanish, Chinese, and Indian.
Easiest Calories Counter: Searchable nutritional database of thousands of food items like watermelon, venison, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich from Arby’s, small potato cakes, horsey sauce, and lots more.
Calorie & Fat Grams: These charts are sorted in alphabetical order and include fat grams content, protein content, cholesterol content, and carbohydrate content.
Calories Charts: Find out about the calories of various food categories such as cookies, breads, eggs, fruit, poultry, soups, legumes, beverages, baby food, sweets, and others.
Fast Food Nutritional Guide: Learn about the fat calories, total calories, saturated fat, sodium, and other nutritional information of onion rings, muffins, pastries, sausage, yogurts, frozen drinks, cakes, and other food items.
Fast Food Explorer: A great tool for comparing the nutritional values of offerings by fast food chains like Subway, Hardee’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jack in the Box, and more.
Empty Calories: Find out about the number of empty calories in foods like fat-free milk, whole milk, cheddar cheese, nonfat mozzarella cheese, fruit flavored low-fat yogurt, roasted chicken thigh with skin, and so on.
Eating Out: The webpage provides nutritional information on popular restaurants such as Cousins Subs, Dunkin Donuts, Bob Evans, Steak N’ Shake, Sweet Tornadoes, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and more.
Protein Food Chart: The charts offer information on calories and protein of some food items.
Low Calories: An extensive list of food items with low calories with pictures.
Nutritional Information: Here, you will find links to nutritional information on fast food restaurants, casual and fine dining, organic foods, and food service producers and wholesalers.
Fast Food Calorie Counter: The Washington Post provides this calorie counter that has calorie information for foods from some of the most well known restaurant chains in the US.
Comparison of Calories: This article discusses foods from some popular restaurant chains and compares the calories found in their menu items.