Study suggests benefits in including amount of exercise to burn calories in restaurant menus

          In our previous post, we shared that Starbucks have already started stating the corresponding calories of their drinks in all their branches in the US. This is even before the Food and Drug Administration have completed the implementing rules and regulations which would force all restaurants with more than 20 locations in the US to include the calorie information alongside their menu. This move hopes to address the increasing rate of obesity in the country.          This week we’ll focus on another study that suggests that aside from the calorie information, menus Continue Reading →

How to Manage Restaurant Calories

Counting calories is hard enough as it is. Counting calories mean that you have to make a conscious effort to scrutinize every food, snack or beverage you consume. When I started making a habit of counting the calories in the food I eat, my family and friends were weirded out by me. Soon enough though, after I explained general calorie information, they became as passionate as myself in keeping track of what they eat. restaurant calories Based on experience, regularly eating in restaurants and fast food chains is the fastest way to gain weight. It’s easy to pack unnecessary carbs Continue Reading →

How calories add up for obese kids

A recent study has revealed that overweight children these days eat too much calories than what their parents or doctors realize. The study, seen on the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, released an update on the mathematical model used by doctors before to measure the daily calorie needs of children and young adults. The new model hopes to give a more accurate computation of how much energy do children and teens need. The new model considers factors such as children’s higher metabolism compared to adults and the relative decrease in activity as these children grew Continue Reading →