What Does 2,500 Calories Look Like?

Picture 2,500 calories. Do you have an image in your mind? Depending on the foods you prefer or whatever's easiest for you to visualize, you might imagine a small pile of fast-food hamburgers, a carton of ice cream, or a plate of fresh fruits and vegetables. In other words, what to put on your plate to achieve 2,500 calories can vary drastically in terms of quantity, quality, and macronutrient composition.

But if you believe that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, then 2,500 of them should have the same impact on your body no matter what foods you eat, right?

Well, we're not so sure. You can eat 2,500 calories in a day, but how these calories are broken up into protein, carbs