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The Calorie Myth

Calorie counting has become a religion in Western countries — but we’re getting it all wrong

Credit: Andrii Zastrozhnov/Getty Images

HHere’s a recipe: Take one bad idea, coat it with a veneer of science, and chow down heartily. It may taste great but the long-term effects on your health include serious indigestion.

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Matthew MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald

Teacher, coder, long-ago Microsoft MVP. Author of heavy books. Join Young Coder for a creative take on science and technology. Queries: matthew@prosetech.com