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‘Why Calories Count’ Provides an In-depth Look at Calories and How we Should View Them

Calories in, calories out; calorie counting; calorie restriction. With constant talk of calories in our society, it’s hard to decipher fact from fiction. And that’s exactly why nutrition professors Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim set out to write ‘Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.’

In their book, Nestle and Nesheim seek to bring clarity on the topic of calories by discussing what we need to know about them, how we should view them in our approach to health, and how the food and diet industries have conditioned us to view them.

After reviewing the book a few weeks back, I was very impressed its content and message as I didn’t realize all of the intricacies of the calorie myself before digging into Nestle and Nesheim’s writing. And with much interest surrounding the book as it approaches its April 18th release, I grew curious about what the authors’ intent was in writing the book, and what they were ultimately hoping it would achieve.

So, I reached out to Malden Nesheim via email and he graciously agreed to answer my questions. Here’s what he had to say about ‘Why Calories Count.’ (more…)