There’s a UK Telegraph article published today entitled, “The big fat calorie countiing con.” The article claims that calorie counting is “scientifically flawed”, and that “it could be doing more harm than good.” The article then links to an OPINION paper and calls it “research.” The paper, entitled “How calorie-focused thinking about obesity and related diseases may mislead and harm public health. An alternative”, as well as the Telegraph article linking to it, create a giant strawman.
The strawman is that the concept of calorie counting is flawed because it ignores food quality and treats all food calories the same. This is utter nonsense. Calorie counting is simply an awareness tool, no different from regularly stepping on the scale … Read More