Calories - Who Can Count Them Accurately?
Many Americans are trying to lose weight, but few have any idea how many calories they should consume. These are among the finding of the 2010 Food & Health Survey by the International Food Information Council.
To figure out your own calorie goal see www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx . The study also found that among those trying to lose weight, only 19 percent are counting calories, and few knew roughly how many calories they burn in a day.
Source: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Newsletter, September 2010