Because there is a NEW WAY to count calories – Maybe one of the reasons some of us are so fat is because we measure calories the wrong way. Calorie counts are created by incinerating food, but we don’t burn food up, we digest it.

Nutritionists say that women should eat around 2,000 calories per day and men should eat 2,500, but how are those calories being measured? And it turns out that a calorie in one food isn’t the same as a calorie in another, because they are metabolized by the body in different ways. Some are used to produce energy, while others are just used to create fat.

Calorie counts are based on a system developed in the 19th century by burning small samples of food and measuring the amount of energy released in the form of heat. But that’s not how our bodies use calories. If we eat a cookie made of mostly sugar and flour, we’re more likely to gain weight than if we eat an oatmeal cookie of the same size, because it’s easier for our bodies to extract calories from sugar and refined flour.

In New Scientist, Bijal Trivedi quotes nutritionist Janis Baines as saying, “We believe that metabolizable energy is a more accurate representation of what’s in that food for everybody [and is] more accurate for the purposes of food labeling.”

A spate of new diet books, reflecting this revised way of counting calories, will soon be in the bookstores, but we still think that the BEST diet book is the one that’s FREE, here on this website. To read it, click here and scroll down to What I Learned From the Fat Years. Anne Strieber, who used to be a diabetic, devised this diet herself, using scientific principles, and lost 100 pounds by following it, and you can too. Click on every day to learn the key to eating right. The key to OUR being here for you tomorrow is YOU, so if you love all the great things we do for you, follow the right path and subscribe today!

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