‘counting calories’

Calorie Counting on Menus: Are we headed in the right direction?

By June Lupiani

FDA: Some Restaurants Must List Calories On Menus Last Tuesday I began my morning with my typical commute to work…heading down the road with the heat on, coffee mug in hand, listening to NPR Morning Edition when Allison Aubrey informed me that today The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release new rules that will require restaurants with 20 or more locations […] Read more »

counting calories on menus

It’s Not Nice To Label…Or Is It?

By Cindy Bishop

With the Obamas on the healthcare case, Americans may find themselves thinking twice before ordering a Frappuccino or coffee cake at Starbucks. Buried deep within the President’s health care reform bill there lays a mandate which requires big food chains to come up with the goods on their goods. This new federal law requires obligations for any restaurant chains with 20 […] Read more »

How Calories Really Count

By Marsha Hudnall

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

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 »

Does Eat This, Not That Work for Weight Loss?

By Marsha Hudnall

It may seem like I’m hung up on calories these days given the number of times I’ve written about them in the past weeks.  But I read a research article this weekend that brings the subject up again.  It questions whether the energy balance equation (you know, calories in vs. calories out = your weight) works for weight loss advice. […] Read more »

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