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Food Over 50

The Weighty Issue of Calorie Counting

Chef/host David Jackson and resident dietician Elizabeth Kelsey show viewers that healthy calories from whole foods are nothing to stress over and not worth tabulating. But empty calories, from highly refined, over-processed foods, are what we need to scrutinize. David's trio of good calorie - not just low calorie - recipes reflect this fresh and tasty approach with Italian insalata di cavolo, plus stick-to-your-ribs southern-style beans and greens, both whipped up in the studio kitchen. Then it's off to Scotland for another outdoor culinary adventure. David prepares a lip-smacking Pollock ceviche at low tide, on the seabed of the very bay where he caught the Pollock hours before. Then in another enlightening "Second Helpings" segment, Elizabeth sets us straight about what comprises a sensible diet, how many and what kind of calories we should be eating, and why so many sensational weight loss schemes are just that... schemes. And in his "Earn What You Eat" segment to close the show, David burns off calories in the pool to illustrate that swimming is one of the finest exercises we can indulge in as we age.

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