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(p. 31) Session 4: Labels, Planning, and Calorie Accounting 

(p. 31) Session 4: Labels, Planning, and Calorie Accounting
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(p. 31) Session 4: Labels, Planning, and Calorie Accounting
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Evan M. Forman

and Meghan L. Butryn

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190232023.003.0005
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date: 24 January 2021

This chapter describes Session 4. Topics include how to accurately read nutrition labels and the importance of meal planning when trying to meet a specific calorie goal. The idea of “calorie accounting” is introduced by comparing calories to a personal budget. The strategy of purposefully limiting calories one day to “bank” a greater number of calories to use for a larger meal later that week is presented, and clients are encouraged to tally calories throughout the day to make informed decisions about how many calories to spend at each meal.

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