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 →

Americans badly underestimate the amount of Calories in their meals

          When I want to justify eating burgers, steaks and fries, I set my mind into thinking that they only have this certain amount of acceptable calorie count. I know my estimate will be rather off but I still do that in hopes of eating delicious foods which are often loaded with calories. It turns out I’m not the only one doing that. In a recent study, it was proven that Americans greatly underestimate the calories they take into their body by as much as 34%. Calories in fast-food meals tend to be the most undervalued. Continue Reading →

McDonald’s Favorites Under 400 Calorie Menu

I’ve never known someone who doesn’t know what McDonalds is. Unless you’re living in a cave, you’ll know that McDonalds has an integral part in the diet of millions of people across the world. They specialize in not so healthy choices like French fries, burgers and sodas that’s why they often take the blame for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and related conditions. In their effort to provide healthier choices, McDonalds has come up with a menu option that is puts the spotlight on food choices under 400 calories. Unlike the dollar menu, this menu focuses on not what you Continue Reading →

Starbucks include calorie count on all storefront menus

               By now, you probably have heard or seen first hand the new format of the menus on all Starbucks stores across the country. The new format includes the appropriate calorie count written besides the drinks’ prices. This move by the company came even before the Food and Drug Administration has ironed out the details for a regulation to impose the inclusion of calorie information on all restaurant menus. Now, it has become more difficult to ignore how many calories does your frappuccino pack in.         Calorie count is important as Continue Reading →