Ben Willers Information & Data Graphic Design

Calorie Intake

24th January – 27th February 2011

The total number of calories I consume varies greatly from day to day, and before beginning this visualisation I did not expect such a strong pattern to emerge. I usually greatly exceed my recommended calorie intake on Fridays, however this is balanced by a lower intake on other days. Throughout the creation of this graph I became increasingly conscious of the amount I was eating, and so began to adjust my consumption, which is visible in the fifth week. Many graphs feature grids in the background to allow the reader to accurately obtain figures, however here I have made the grid into the graph itself to reduce clutter and noise and help make the data easier to understand. It wasn’t my original intention for this visual to resemble a pizza, however colours were selected in the final stages to suggest a food theme.