Can You Trust the Calorie Counts on Reduced-calorie Foods?

Tufts University researchers analyzed the caloric content of 29 chain-restaurant dishes and 10 frozen dinners–each one claiming to be a reduced-calorie option. The numbers varied widely, but on average the restaurant items contained 18% more calories than stated, and the frozen dinners 8% more. A few items contained as much as twice the number of calories as stated on the label! If this error had only been 5%, the difference could easily result in a 10 pound weight gain in just one year!

PositiveTip: Eating wholesome foods you have prepared at home is not only the most economical, but also the most healthy for you.