By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Nutritionist Article adapted from WebMD A day’s worth of exercising and eating right can go down the drain in just one night of happy hour. Calories consumed while drinking your favorite cocktails can add up fast. For example, an 8oz Long Island Iced Tea can rack up to 780 calories! […]
“Is a calorie a calorie? A calorie may be a calorie when people talk about weight loss and nothing else, there are other factors involved. And once you get past my perhaps lame “Is a calorie a calorie” question, you can begin to see something approaching the truth.
For one thing, says Nestle: “There are dozens of factors involved in weight regulation. It’s hard to lose weight, because the body is set up to defend fat, so you don’t starve to death; the body doesn’t work as well to tell people to stop eating as when to tell them when to start.”