NYC Calorie Count Regulation
October 7, 2008 by Administrator
Awesome! That’s my response to the new regulation set by New York City. The Gotham’s Board of Health voted a second time to require calorie counts on the menus of restaurants with more than 15 locations nationwide, which effectively means chains and fast-food restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, etc. The calorie counts have to be the same size as the wording on the menus.
The subway trains are also posting advertising for the next 3 months advising people that they should eat at least 2,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, saying that EVERYONE needs to eat 2,000 calories a day is not a great recommendation. Someone who is sedentary and overweight will probably not need that may calories a day. Calorie requirements are a very individual thing depending on your activity level, the amount of muscle you carry and how much body fat you have.
I do believe this is a step in the right direction for the general public, but it will not, on its own, end the obesity crisis in our country.
This is pretty simplistic in its explanation but for most to lose weight you need to:
1. Move more
2. Eat whole foods and eliminate all processed junk
3. Eat less calories but enough that helps you maintain the muscle you have gained
4. Strength train
Most adults try to complicate simple things, make excuses for everything and do nothing to change for the better.
America has a tough battle ahead to stop obesity in this country.