CALORIES IN VERSUS CALORIES OUT

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you the solution for obesity. Eat less; move more. Our collective weight problem would go away if all the overweight people just quit eating more calories than they burn. Couldn’t be simpler. There are 4,086 calories in a pound of fat. Divide that by the 7 days in a week and you get 584 calories. So if you…

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All Calories No Longer Equal at Weight Watchers, Cattlemen Fight Back, Pork Producers Change Slogan, and Harvard Says, “End the Low-Fat Myth”

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“Calorie counting has become unhelpful,” according to David Kirchoff, president of Weight Watchers International. The company’s website has announced a change in their point system. . The old plan allowed dieters to eat whatever they wanted as long as they kept portions under control using points based on calorie content. The new PointsPlus system puts higher point values on fat…

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BEST LIFE? NOT EVEN CLOSE!

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I watched part of an Oprah show a while back (it might have been a rerun) in which Oprah and her fitness guru, Bob Green, went to Mississippi to save the residents of “the fattest state in America.” Oprah, who has famously had her own troubles in that regard, was well aware of the irony of her attempt to give…

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