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How Many Calories Are In What You Eat? And How Can You Tell?

By DrLaPuma 12 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Drug Food Safety  /  How Many Calories Are In What You Eat? And How Can You Tell?
Dr John La Puma

Good Diet Foods

papaya sorbet and pumpkin good diet foods best weight loss meals recipesWhat really makes good diet foods and how you can measure their energy value.

“Calorie underestimation is related to meal size, not body size.” The short story: everyone underestimates how many calories are in large portions, regardless of your weight.
*People guessed the large meals had an average of 1,000 calories, but they actually had an average of 1,382.
*People guessed the small meals had 631 calories when they actually had 655.
New research explains why overweight people often underestimate how much they eat: it is because, like normal weight people, they do not know, including calorie count, what is in what they eat; but overweight people eat larger portions, and more calories.

In a simple, smart study subjects were “shown 15 different meals on unmarked paper plates and were asked to estimate the calories in each.”
The meals were combined chicken nuggets (3, 6 or 12), fries (1.5, 3 or 6 ounces), and cola (10, 20 or 40 ounces), purchased at a fast-food restaurant.

One solution: estimate your calories item by item, food by food, not a whole meal at a time. My lifestyle change, weight loss patients learn what’s in what they eat. A book that does this for you is Picture Perfect Weight Loss.

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