The Huffington Post – by Timi Gustafson, R.D.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Most diet programs for weight loss are mainly focused on managing calories. Of course, there is good reason for that. A surplus of calorie intake versus expenditure eventually leads to weight gain. Only about 500 additional calories a day can result in an extra pound of body weight per week — and, of course, the opposite applies just as much. However, it is also important to know where those calories come from, a fact that is not always communicated as well.