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You're counting your calories wrong

by Otis Day

According to a recent study, our attempt to calorie-count when eating at fast food restaurants is off. Way off.

We're misjudging our meals by hundreds of calories.

The study looked at the fast food habits of both teens and adults. The average adult consumed 836 calories in their meal with the teen clocking in at 756.

But when asked to guess how many calories they were eating, teens were off by 259 calories and adults were off by 175. 

So do what I do....add extra calories into everything you count. I always estimate really high. I've lost 55 pounds doing that and working out a bit. 

The full story is at usnews.com