The Diet Denominator: Fill Your Tank for Less

A practical guide to choosing low energy density foods

 

By Frank G. Bottone, Jr., Ph.D.

 

Item

calories

grams

Diet Denominator

Egg flower soup

88

336

0.3

Hot and sour soup

110

336

0.3

Mixed veggies

90

154

0.6

Potsticker sauce

35

42

0.8

Mushroom chicken

130

154

0.8

Beef and broccoli

150

154

1.0

Tangy shrimp

150

154

1.0

String bean chicken breast

160

154

1.0

Eggplant and tofu

180

154

1.2

Mongolian beef

180

154

1.2

Potato chicken

200

154

1.3

Black pepper chicken

200

154

1.3

Kung pao chicken

240

154

1.6

Kung pao shrimp

240

154

1.6

Mandarin chicken

250

154

1.6

Mandarin sauce

70

42

1.7

Steamed rice

380

224

1.7

Chow mein

390

224

1.7

Sweet and sour sauce

80

42

1.9

Fried rice

450

224

2.0

Sweet and sour pork

400

154

2.6

BBQ pork

440

154

2.9

Orange chicken

500

154

3.2