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How Many Calories Are You Really Eating?

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That Has How Many Calories?

When we put them to the ultimate test -- guessing how many calories were in last night's dinner -- these women had no idea. Are you a better judge of what's on your plate?

Nancy Jones, age 38, Fort Hood, Texas

Her dinner: Turkey burger with sliced Muenster cheese and barbecue sauce on a whole wheat bun, 1/2 cup cucumber salad with 2 tablespoons Italian vinaigrette, 1 individual-sized pecan pie, and a glass of water.

How many calories she thinks she ate: 450

How many calories she really ate: 1,085

Michelle Henry, age 40, Danville, California

Her dinner: Grilled chicken breast (about 4 ounces) with 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie barbecue sauce, 3 slices grilled zucchini, 1/2 cup sliced grilled Yukon Gold potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter, one 4-ounce glass white wine, and four Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's cookies.

How many calories she thinks she ate: 800

How many calories she really ate: 767

Jessica Monroy, age 36, Walnut Creek, California

Her dinner: Ten almonds, 4 crackers with sliced Manchego cheese and one 6-ounce glass white wine, followed by one slice of a baguette, 4 ounces broiled salmon, 1/2 cup rice pilaf, 8 stalks asparagus, 12 green beans, and 1 scoop coconut ice cream with 3 slices mango and 8 raspberries.

How many calories she thinks she ate: 400

How many calories she really ate: 1,115

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midak2010 wrote:

Definately an important to know calories. But who has time to count all the calories of everything they eat. Better off getting a qualified nutritionist to give you a diet plan. My wife gets a weekly diet plan and also shopping list from her nutritionist. She found her at .Fantastic , nutritious diet

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3/4/2012 03:24:10 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

It's not the calories that count. If your not eating enough cals your body wont expend much energy. On the other hand if your engaging in physical activity you will work up an appetite and become hungry. The real answer is controlling your hormones. Learn how to do so at Thin and

1/31/2012 05:18:24 AM Report Abuse
kooper96 wrote:

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1/19/2012 08:48:33 AM Report Abuse
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1/13/2012 11:40:17 AM Report Abuse

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