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Monday, January 16, 2012

Counting Calories

I was thinking of the topic for today's blog and it came to me after hearing two separate news stories this AM and reading an early morning blog on MedPage Today all on the same issue --Counting Calories.  Now this isn't the same approach of counting calories that I saw a few years ago in a "Born Loser" cartoon.  The Born Loser's wife is watching him eat this very large meal and says, "I thought that you were counting calories?"  He responds by saying, "I am and this is 5,280 so far today." 

Actually, with all of the information and mis-information out there about the most effective diet or dieting techniques, the caloric content is the most effective to determine the amount of fat gain.  Simply put, if you eat more calories than you burn, you gain fat.  So the good news is that you can eat what you want you; the bad news is that you just need to do so in moderation.  My trainer always says that table push aways are the most effective exercise.  Translated, that means know when to stop eating. Throw in some exercise each day and you got yourself a lifestyle change that will start to show a change pretty quickly.

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