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After working extremely hard to retain a physique you are happy with, you decide to treat yourself to a slice of cheesecake.
But your favourite dessert can contain just as much calories as half a day of meals.
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Sydney founders of science-based nutrition program Equalution Jade Spooner and Amal Wakim have illustrated the comparisons in a graph to show you exactly what calories look like in different foods - and the results may shock you.
In an Instagram post titled 'this or that?', the pair found a slice of New York baked cheesecake (900 calories) contained as much calories as three meals (900 calories), which included fish and chips with salad, Nutella ricotta crumpets and banoffee pie.
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'Did you know how a typical cheesecake dessert can equate to a half a day's worth of meals?' the duo said.
'Now, there's nothing wrong with enjoying your favourite dessert here and there - let's remember, the body doesn't recognise food as good or bad, instead, it's seen as protein, fats and carbs.
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'While there are foods that are more calorie dense, and not as nutritious as others, this doesn't prohibit them, it just means a greater caloric amount allocated to one meal.'
So if you're trying to lose weight, the health experts said you need to keep track of what you consume so you don't...
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