Why Calorie Count Services Can Be Misleading

Question:  What do you think about the idea of  a calorie count service for restaurants?  A specialist comes to the restaurant and measures the amount of calories. Later the restaurant will provide guests with this information.


Answer:  Calorie counting is not really beneficial because you can have a the same amount of calories in all types of foods.  Whether it’s clean foods or calorie counting pizza and beer.

If you wanted to have a specialist really come and dissect a menu and provide this information to guests, you would have them come and count the amount of fats, sugars, carbohydrates and sodium level.  This type of count would be more beneficial because it would actually be able to inform each guest what it is they’re actually eating.

You can eat as many calories of this everyday.


Caloric type of information is only good for one thing and that is usually just to reduce the amount of calories in order to lose or increase overall body weight.  But the problem with this type of diet is the composition of those calories, meaning the type of food you are eating.  For instance 1,000 calories can be made up of protein, complex carbs and some sort of vegetable.

Or 1,000 calories can be made up of ice cream, doughnuts and soda.  So my point is yes a specialist would be good, but only if they’re going to break down the content what what’s being eaten and count carbs instead of calories.


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