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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Calories Do

Life keeps getting in the way of blogging, what with computer crashes and home repairs and such, but for the moment, there's this article from the NYT. Unfortunately, they failed to point out that if you run 10 miles a day you can increase your caloric input by 50% without gaining weight!
Just to hammer the point home, the New York City health department earlier this month put signs inside subway cars pointing out that most people need only about 2,000 calories a day.

The number of calories in food shocked most New Yorkers, according to a September survey by the health department. A Starbucks blueberry scone delivers 480 calories. A Quiznos regular tuna melt is 1,270 calories. Wraps, the refuge for low-carb sandwich lovers, can top 800 calories. Bagels pack more calories than doughnuts. A large bucket of buttered movie popcorn has more than half the calories anyone should eat in a day.

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