21 – Calorie counting and nutrition label bunk


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Most people have a hard time challenging conventional (and their own) wisdom about health and nutrition

Calorie counting and trying to burn those calories basically put you on the wrong track

9 Food Label Lies by Dan Shapley – http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/reading-food-labels-470201-synd

Eating grains isn’t even necessary, so it’s not just refined flours that you need to eat less of

It’s best to go for whole foods, such as fruit rather than fruit juices

Be careful how many servings there are in that single container! Make sure to multiply the carbs per serving by total servings per container

The CSPI and the FDA are not up to speed with the facts and the truth

Study Fails to Link Saturated Fat, Heart Disease (Reuters) – http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,584922,00.html

Vegetables have plenty of the daily fiber you need

One Bowl = 2 Servings. F.D.A. May Fix That. by William Neuman – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/06/business/06portion.html?pagewanted=all

Labeling is disabling; self-responsibility is vital in your process of achieving optimal levels of health and fitness

Calorie Counters – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/opinion/03wed4.html

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