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How Calories Really Count

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan AT ALL of counting calories.  Unless, of course, you’re counting something besides what we normally think of.  In today’s guest post by Janet Helm, MS, RD, which originally appeared in and is reprinted with permission from Cooking Light, she tells us how calories really count.  It’s all boils down to selecting […] Read more »

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work: A Rant

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

News flash:  Many Americans are clueless of how many calories they do or should eat. This according to a headline in USA Today, based on a recent survey of over 1,000 Americans. My question:  who cares? It’s irrelevant whether Americans are clueless about calories.  Because trying to know how many calories we do and “should” eat is an exercise in […] Read more »

On Calories, Restaurants & Healthy Eating

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

I’m not a big fan of counting calories. For one, it distracts people from listening to internal cues that tell us when we’ve had enough to eat.  I remember from my dieting days when I’d eat more, even when not hungry, because my diet plan said I needed to have a certain amount of calories each day.  Little did I […] Read more »

Calories On Menus