Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Way we Count Calories May be Wrong

The way we have been counting calories, the method used for diet plans and healthy-eating guidance for all these years may be wrong, a report suggests.
Now the recommended daily intake of calories could be increased by up to 16%.
Intake levels are currently 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men.
(that's one meal for many of us, and Rihanna)
A 16% increase would mean that adults could eat an extra 400 calories a day, something like an average  cheeseburger. Some are saying this report is a "dangerous assumption" and would like this report to go away because they are preaching the "Obesity Epidemic"