Counting calories is maths cumbersome and I'd much rather eat fried chicken without the daunting knowledge that it clocks in at 1400 calories. That being said, graphic designer Severino R found a way to visualize calories in a playful infographic, as opposed to the cold "Nutrition Facts" label style.

Severino translated amounts of energy into a more relatable form of reference: pixels.  Along with showing the daily male and female intakes, 42 common foods items are transformed into a pattern of squares -- each pixel symbolizing one calorie (1 kal). The total number of squares/pixels in each food or drink represents the item's total calories, making for a more digestible form of understanding that whole calorie counting business.

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Art: Severino R

Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.