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Tip #47: Read if You’re Counting Calories

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, prepared foods may contain an average of 8 percent more calories than their package labels show and restaurant meals may contain a whopping 18 percent more.  Researchers looked at 29 restaurants and 10 frozen-food products, taking care to select foods apparently low-calorie that dieters would be likely to choose.

Over the course of a year, consuming just 5 percent more calories than you need in a 2,000-calorie diet can mean a 10 pound weight gain.

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