The holiday season is starting, so it’s time for our annual nutrition post. This was a topic that came up on the Los Angeles Times a couple of years ago, and it was one I was interested in researching further.

Are all calories equal?

with advice from Alyssa Cellini

Whether we’re trying to lose weight or just want to eat healthy, most of us use counting calories as a way to judge whether we’re eating the right amount of food. (The prevailing goal of 2,000 calories a day came from the FDA starting in the 1990s; it’s the basis of all nutritional information printed on food packaging.)

But is that the only way we should measure our food intake? Are all calories equal?

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