Counting calories won't reduce obesity. So why are we requiring restaurants to post them?

Counting calories won't reduce obesity. So why are we requiring restaurants to post them?

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Moreover, the researchers found, people usually put back on more weight than they'd lost. This cruel twist is due to the fact that a person's metabolic rate slows down to accommodate semi-starvation, but it doesn't bounce back, resulting in a stubbornly depressed metabolism. To maintain that weight loss, it appears a person must restrict calories for life — a state of deprivation that, as it turns out, few humans can sustain. The two AMA authors wrote that the most common "ill effects" of constant hunger include nervousness, weakness and irritability, and, to a lesser extent, fatigue and nausea.

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