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Coming to Your Beer Can Soon: Calorie Count

8 out of 10 beers sold in US will soon include nutritional info

(Newser) - Be prepared: Drinking beer is about to get a little less fun. The four biggest brewers in the US will be listing nutritional information on their beers—which means that every time you take a swig, you'll come face to face with the exact calorie count of the beer... More »

Your Wine May Have More Alcohol Than You Think

Nearly 60% of wines tested have, on average, 0.42% more alcohol than labeled

(Newser) - If you've ever woken up surprised by how badly you feel after a couple of glasses of wine you so innocently sipped the night before, scientists may have at least a partial explanation. Reporting in the Journal of Wine Economics , University of California researchers say that among the nearly... More »

World's Biggest Booze Maker Adds Nutrition Labels

Smirnoff, Guinness to come with calorie counts

(Newser) - There aren't many vitamins in vodka, but Smirnoff maker Diageo plans to add nutrition and calorie-count labels like those found on food to its drinks anyway, in what it says is a first in the industry. The company—the world's biggest spirits maker—says it plans to work... More »

Taco Bell to Make Menu Healthier ...Eventually

Chain promises leaner combos by 2020

(Newser) - Like the rest of us, Taco Bell intends to diet tomorrow. Or, in the Bell's case, by 2020. By then, the fast-food chain is aiming to have 20% of its combo meal offerings clock in within one-third of the federal government's daily recommendations for calories, fat, and sodium,... More »

Are Calorie Labels Worthless?

Scientists increasingly believe that the math is all wrong

(Newser) - Ever wondered how those calorie numbers that have become all-important to dieters were devised? Well, you can trace the formula back to a 19th century scientist who burned food to measure its energy, then weighed human feces and urine to determine how much of that was excreted, subtracted the two... More »

Most Caloric Restaurant Dishes 'Honored'

That IHOP platter has about as many calories as you should eat in a day

(Newser) - The average person should ingest around 2,000 calories per day ... which is what makes it so incredible that the Cheesecake Factory's Bistro Shrimp Pasta contains 3,120 calories. It's the top "winner" of this year's Xtreme Eating Awards, which highlight the highest-calorie meals you can... More »

Coming to McDonald's: Calorie Counts

And maybe, maybe, grilled McNuggets

(Newser) - Bad news for those of you who like to eat your fast food in ignorance: McDonald's is adding calorie counts to its menu boards next week. That means that soon, there will be no escaping the knowledge that a Big Mac packs 550 calories, NPR reports. And, in another... More »

Counting Calories Not Enough

When it comes to keeping pounds off, what you eat matters: study

(Newser) - Once you've successfully lost some weight, all you have to do is count calories to keep it off, right? Wrong, according to an admittedly small but intensive study that basically determined that all calories are not created equal. Twenty-one overweight/obese participants followed a 12-week weight-loss program designed to peel... More »

Work Is Less of a Workout These Days

We burn fewer calories on the job than people in the 1960s

(Newser) - You'll want to sit down for this—wait, you probably already are. Fewer jobs requiring even moderate physical activity contributes to workers burning 120 to 140 fewer calories on the job than they did in the '60s, reports USA Today . During an average workday, men burn an average... More »

Movie Popcorn Gets Pass: Calorie Count Stays Hidden

Calorie counts to appear on restaurant menus next year: FDA

(Newser) - If you don't want to see how many calories are in your meal, you may have to start dining in bowling alleys and movie theaters. The FDA has released its proposal for adding calorie counts to menus next year, and places that don't serve food as their primary business have... More »

Theater Owners: No Calorie Counts on Our Popcorn!

But FDA rules loom

(Newser) - The FDA's final decision on publishing movie theater calorie counts is looming, and theater owners are fighting tooth and nail. Final rules could come from regulators today, forcing theaters to disclose exactly how many calories are in those huge buckets of popcorn, oversized pretzels, and other prepared foods, just like... More »

Weight Watchers Revamps Points System

Diet giant now emphasizes unprocessed foods

(Newser) - Weight Watchers has totally overhauled its legendary points system to reflect changing perceptions about how the body processes food, the first change since its inception in 1997, the New York Times is reporting. Fruits, veggies, and whole foods are generally good, meaning points free, while processed foods should be eaten... More »

Coming Soon: Calorie Count on Movie Popcorn

Trains, planes, grocery stores must also post calories

(Newser) - There are some things you just don’t want to know … and the number of calories in that buttery movie popcorn you’re about to enjoy is probably one of them. Chain restaurants are already required to post calorie counts under the new health care law, and the FDA... More »

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