Calorie Counting

By Anupum Pant

Well, calorie counting isn’t really a good idea because not all calories are the same. Or 100 calories from chocolate chip muffins would have meant the same as 100 calories coming off carrots. But our foods are a mix of so many different things that it is hard to keep a track of all the different calories you consumed. To keep a track of what goes in, the printed calorie count usually is enough, as long as you are making sure its good wholesome food you are eating.

Restaurants these days are required to post calorie information adjacent to the mentioned food item in their menus. The newyork health code requires restaurants to do this in newyork. And I’m sure other states do the same. But if you read in between the lines, you find that the code requires the restaurants to just print the information. And does not mention anything about enforcing the accuracy of these calorie counts.

Casey Neistat, a famous film maker took it upon himself to check the accuracy of these mentioned calorie counts. He made this beautiful movie about how he went about doing it…

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