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 eat 584 calories less per day you will lose a pound a week. If you continue to eat 584 fewer calories every day for a…

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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 and empty calories and gives lower points to foods that are high in protein or fiber, which make the body work harder to convert them into…

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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 out advice on weight loss. She magnanimously absolved Mr. Green of any blame for her most recent relapse and took sole responsibility while vowing to…

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