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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Counting Calories

Counting Calories

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) recently conducted a nationally representative on-line survey of 1,000 people and found that most people are not counting calories. Respondents shared a number of reasons why they do not count calories.

Research shows that people who keep track of calories lose twice as much weight as those who don’t. Keeping track is the crux of controlling weight. It is important that people know the amount of calories they should have on a daily basis. Calorie requirements are unique to each person, and how many you need depends on your gender, age, height, and physical activity level.

If your number is 1,800 and you are about to sit down to a hamburger platter that is 1,000 calories, then you are getting close to your limit for the day. Knowing your number gives you perspective.
Other findings include:

- When it comes to deciding which foods and beverages to buy, people rank their priorities in this order: taste, price, healthfulness.

- At restaurants, taste and price are the top priority.

1 comment:

  1. I have started to count calories like crazy after the holidays because I gained some weight and I want to lose some of it, so I started to do so