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  • The Calorie Is Broken

    01/28/2016 3:31:41 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 98 replies
    Digg.com (Gastropod) ^ | January 26, 2016 | Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley
    Calories consumed minus calories burned: it's the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn't work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. "For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear." Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. He has a wife and child. And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs -- which means he is classed as obese. In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes...
  • The World May Have Too Much Food (More people are obese than underweight)

    04/02/2016 1:45:54 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 39 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | March 31, 2016 | John Tozzi
    The past 40 years have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of obese adults worldwide, climbing to about 640 million from 105 million in 1975. If the current trend continues, about one-fifth of adults will be obese by 2025. The rate has more than doubled for women and tripled for men, according to a new analysis published in the Lancet. Under the present trajectory, the chance of meeting a goal set by the World Health Organization to halt the increase over the next decade is, according to the study, “virtually zero.” Behind the global spike is greater access to...
  • ObamaCare's costly menu-labeling mandate is destined to fail

    12/07/2014 7:13:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | December 6, 2014 | Jason Pye
    The Food and Drug Administration is going to try its hand at shaming consumers into making healthier choices when they go out to eat. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the FDA announced a controversial and expansive rule that will require certain establishments with 20 or more locations -- including chain restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, and movie theaters -- to post calorie information on their menus and menu boards. A separate rule was also issued requiring operators of 20 or more vending machines to post calorie information. Section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act, a provision included in the law...
  • Why a Burger King Whopper contains LESS calories than a restaurant salad…

    01/30/2014 4:35:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:10 EST, 30 January 2014 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    For those watching their weight, choosing a restaurant salad over a fast food burger may not be the wisest idea. A restaurant meal that includes an appetizer, salad entrée and one side can contain an average of 1,494 calories, compared to a greasy McDonald’s Big Mac Extra Value Meal that will set you back 1,130 calories, according to the Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior. […] A Burger King Whopper with cheese, for example, has 710 calories. Comparatively, an Applebee’s Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad contains 800 calories and an Applebee’s Cheeseburger will set you back 940 calories. Similarly, Chipotle’s Chicken...
  • Food Police Will Soon Hit Businesses with Pointless Regulations

    11/22/2013 10:47:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | November 20, 2013 | Drew Johnson
    A. Barton Hinkle, a Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and Reason magazine contributor, wrote a fascinating and chilling column this week about the Food and Drug Administration expensive and burdensome new menu labeling scheme. The regulations will “dictate the disclosure of calorie counts for foods sold in restaurants, grocery stores, delis, bakeries, coffee shops, and even gas stations,” according to Hinkle. And those businesses will pay a hefty price to comply with the policy. The federal government figures the rules will “cost more than $1 billion and require more than 14.5 million hours of labor to meet.” The calorie posting regulations, which...
  • 13 Nutrition Lies That Made The World Sick And Fat (how gov't manipulates what you eat)

    11/09/2013 6:15:06 AM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 4, 2013
    Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense. The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 13 nutrition lies that have made the world both sick and fat. Eggs are so incredibly nutritious that they’re often called “nature’s multivitamin.”The nutrients in them are enough to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken.However, eggs have been demonized in the past because they contain a large amount of cholesterol, which was believed to increase the risk of heart disease.But the truth is that despite being high in cholesterol,...
  • What Really Makes Us Fat

    05/27/2013 2:35:55 PM PDT · by Altariel · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | Gary Taubes
    A CALORIE is a calorie. This truism has been the foundation of nutritional wisdom and our beliefs about obesity since the 1960s. What it means is that a calorie of protein will generate the same energy when metabolized in a living organism as a calorie of fat or carbohydrate. When talking about obesity or why we get fat, evoking the phrase “a calorie is a calorie” is almost invariably used to imply that what we eat is relatively unimportant. We get fat because we take in more calories than we expend; we get lean if we do the opposite. Anyone...
  • Support Early Childhood Education: Smoke More Cigarettes

    04/13/2013 12:09:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2013 | Chad Stafko
    The Obama budget is finally out and there are, to no surprise, a potpourri of new tax hikes proposed, many of which are aimed at the "wealthy" among us. Deep within the bowels of the colossal budget, however, lies a proposed tax that targets the poor among us and it is perhaps a precursor of other health-related taxes to come. President Obama proposes raising the tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95 per pack--a whopping 93% increase in taxes. The White House estimates that the tax would raise $78.1 billion, of which around $66 billion would be used to fund...
  • Have We Been Miscounting Calories?

    02/27/2013 2:42:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 19 February 2013 | Ann Gibbons
    Enlarge Image Counting calories. Our bodies may take more energy to process the carbohydrates in garbanzo beans than in cereal, which suggests all carbohydrate calories are not alike. Credit: iStockphoto/Thinkstock BOSTON—When it comes to weight loss, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. That's been the mantra of nutritionists, dietitians, and food regulators in the United States and Europe for more than a century. But when it comes to comparing raw food with cooked food, or beans with breakfast cereals, that thinking may be incorrect. That was the consensus of a panel of researchers who listed the many...
  • Obama gut-busting inauguration lunch menu tops 3,000 calories

    01/21/2013 12:04:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/21/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues are eating Monday tops out at 3,000 calories, according to a website that has tallied up the luxurious menu of lobster, bison and apple pie. HealthyFoodRecipe.net posted the full menu, complete with its calorie count, and said it was “unsatisfactory” to see such an unhealthy spread, given first lady Michelle Obama’s push for healthier eating. She has come under fire for the high-calorie counts of some of the state dinners she’s hosted at the White House, but other nutritionists have given her a pass, saying indulging on special occasions is...
  • Senator Hoeven Convinces Feds To Withdraw Calorie Limits From School Lunches

    12/09/2012 4:48:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    SayAnythingBlog.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Rob Port
    I’m pretty critical of Senator John Hoeven at times, but he deserves credit for going to bat against federal overreach on school lunches. New federal guidelines that, among others things, limited calories in school lunches rankled parents and school administrators across the nation. It was a one-size-fits-all policy for a nation full of students who have very different nutritional needs.Now, thanks to the work of Senator Hoeven (who teamed up with Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor), the calorie restriction is no more, though just for the 2012-2013 school year. So it’s a temporary reprieve, for now. From a press release sent...
  • GOP sees food fight as kids trash USDA fruit, vegetable guidelines

    10/20/2012 4:46:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Republicans say new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines aimed at forcing students to eat fruits and vegetables are a failure because students across the country are simply tossing the healthy fare into the trash. "[T]here remains great concern with the amount of food waste generated at school cafeterias, much of it brought on by requiring students to take fruits and vegetables rather than simply offer them," Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.), Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) told USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in a letter sent Thursday. "This is a waste of federal, state and local funds and...
  • Malia and Sasha Obama Will Eat Well at Sidwell Friends (No Moochelle calorie limitation for them...)

    10/05/2012 3:11:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | 11/24/08 | Tim Carman
    Malia and Sasha Obama Will Eat Well at Sidwell FriendsPosted by Tim Carman on Nov. 24, 2008 at 5:54 pm **SNIP** The post got me to looking at the Sidwell Friends' online menus, which look like Nora Pouillon put them together. I mean, look at some of these dishes: "Fennel & Arugula w/ Parmesan," " Organic Pear & Gorgonzola Salad," " All Natural Curried Chicken Salad," and "Pumpkin Bread." Hell, I remember when french fries were considered exotic on junior high cafeteria menus. But I must say, I think I spot a mini-trend among gourmets and budding gourmets in the...
  • Nation’s children push back against Michelle Obama-backed school lunch regs

    09/23/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 174 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which has long been touted by first lady Michelle Obama. The standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 for high school students — also dictate the number of breads, proteins, vegetables and fruits children are allowed per meal. A spokeswoman for Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who earlier this month introduced legislation to...
  • McDonald's new menu item: Calorie counts [follows Supreme Ct. ruling upholding ObamaCare]

    09/12/2012 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 12, 2012
    McDonald's restaurants across the country will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday. The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year. "We want to voluntarily do this," said Jan Fields, president of McDonald's USA. "We believe it will help educate customers." In cities such as New York and Philadelphia where posting calorie information is already required, however,...
  • The Hidden Truths about Calories

    09/01/2012 1:06:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Scientific American, ^ | August 27, 2012 | Rob Dunn
    Odds are you sometimes think about calories. They are among the most often counted things in the universe. When the calorie was originally conceived it was in the context of human work. More calories meant more capacity for work, more chemical fire with which to get the job done, coal in the human stove. Fat, it has been estimated, has nine calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates and proteins have just four; fiber is sometimes counted separately and gets awarded a piddling two. Every box of every food you have ever bought is labeled based on these estimates; too bad then...
  • 6 Terrifying Theme Park Foods (according to the Yahoo healthy eating guy)

    05/19/2011 10:51:21 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | 5/19/11 | David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
    The freak show, haunted house, and Skull-Crushing Terror Drop of Impending Death—all child's play. Mere cheap thrills. If you want to see something truly frightening at your local amusement park, swing by the concession stand. On the menu: artery-clogging fatty foods and belt-busting confections...
  • 5 Worst Drive-Thru Foods(suggestions for Dinner)

    04/13/2011 7:19:05 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 60 replies
    Yahoo "Health" ^ | Apr 08, 2011 | By David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding
    How much time did you spend in your car last week? Ten hours? Fifteen maybe? Wow, that sounds like a lot. But it's still probably an underestimate: As it turns out, the average American now spends 21 hours per week stuck inside a mobile metal box.
  • FDA Sets Rules for Vending Machine Calorie Info

    04/01/2011 5:07:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    FDA Sets Rules for Vending Machine Calorie Info By Emily P. Walker, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today Published: April 01, 2011 Click here to provide feedback WASHINGTON -- Chain restaurants, vending machines, and convenience stores would all have to prominently display the calorie counts of their foods under two proposed rules released by the FDA Friday. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated that vending machines and food establishments with 20 or more locations -- which includes fast-food restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and certain grocery and convenience stores -- display the calorie counts of their food items. The new rules would implement...
  • The Newest Obesity Epidemic

    02/25/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    GetLiberty.org (Americans for Limited Government) ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rebekah Rast
    America’s first lady is hell bent on fighting the obesity epidemic. For now it is focused on the nation’s children. She has interfered in school lunch and snack programs, and has even gotten one of the largest companies in the world, Wal-Mart, to comply with her plea to sell foods with less sugar and salt. In a Daily Caller op-ed, Orit Sklar, spokeswoman for My food. My Choice! wrote, “Now, one of the largest companies in the world is the vehicle through which all American food and health policy will flow. As Wal-Mart begins to institute the five-year plan, aimed...