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A 32-year-old member asked:

are calories an effective way of measuring how healthy a food is? what else do i have to consider?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
NO: The number of calories is not the best source of information, the actual ingredients and the amount of protein, saturated fat, fiber and sugar tells you more about how healthy it is. Aim for high fiber, low sugar, unsaturated fats.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

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Dr. Martin Rossman
Holistic Medicine 52 years experience
Other sources: There are also calories from proteins and carbohydrates.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I calculate the number of calories from a nutrition label?

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Dr. Martin Rossman
Holistic Medicine 52 years experience
Read it : A nutrition label has the number of calories per serving along with serving size.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Mcdonalds lists calories. Where can I get nutrition facts for buffalo wild wings?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Google: Try a google search using "nutrition facts buffalo wings". Works like a charm every time! http://bit.Ly/vcyocd.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I simply add calories information on the food or what?

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Dr. John Edwards
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: If you are trying to manage your calorie intake, the answer is yes add up the calories for the foods you eat through the day and you can figure out how many calories you are eating in a day. There are many great online or app options for helping you do this if you exercise more and eat fewer calories, you will lose weight. Best wishes!
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does any food have zero calories?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Calories: It contains no absorbable carbs, proteins or fats.

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