With nutrition information everywhere, why is it still hard to figure out how many calories we should eat? Join a live Web chat with "The Biggest Loser" nutritionist Cheryl Forberg on Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET) and learn how to devise a sensible nutrition plan that's easy to follow.
Forberg is a registered dietitian and trained chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy. She's also the author of "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes," which shows how healthful, flavorful food can taste just as good as highly processed, fattier fare. We asked Forberg how people can become more informed about the food they eat.
"There are a lot of credible sources out there," she said, "but you have to be careful--there are also a lot of non-credible sources that give faddish information about weight loss plans that aren't really sound and are way too low in calories. For example, if you ever encounter a weight-loss plan that tells you not to exercise, run--literally."
Forberg finds that many of the contestants she counsels on "The Biggest Loser" don't understand food and diet basics--but they're not the only ones. Many Americans don't have a clue about how much they should eat.