I found this radio interview on the NPR website’s show Talk of the Nation…. listen, learn and discuss. Here’s what I found most interesting:
1. exercise discussion – long term weight management
2. total lifestyle change – portion control, calories matter
I disagree with the overall message that it doesn’t matter what kind of calories. If you only eat 1500 calories a day of food and you need 2000 sure you are creating a calorie deficit. But if those calories are from a high sugar cereal with milk, a frozen meal at lunch, and a slice of pizza at dinner, you aren’t getting enough fiber, vitamins, minerals, and all the antioxidants and phytochemicals that come with eating whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.