What Are We Really Counting?
January 15, 2012 1:02 PM Subscribe
How do you measure how many calories are contained in food?
posted by netbros to health & fitness (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Packaged foods are required to list their calorie contents. Some restaurant menus will detail the calories of each specific entree. TV advertising will say, "5 great meals under 550 calories!" How do they determine that? Is it something I can do at home? Is there a better measurement to use for maintaining ideal body weight?