CalorieKing’s Best Selling Calorie Counter Featured in HBO’s Weight of the Nation Documentary
The problem of obesity and its related illnesses has become so prevalent that it’s become part of the national discussion. HBO kicked off the Weight of the Nation Project, aimed at first educating about the obesity epidemic and then taking on the issue by working with partners to reach out to the community with ways to confront pre-obesity and obesity in our own lives.
Here at CalorieKing, we are proud that our #1 best-selling Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter was featured in the second episode at the 11 minute mark as a resource for participants. Our easy to use (and to carry with you) book provides nutritional information to help people learn about the nutritional impact of their food decisions. It was a natural fit with the documentary’s goals.
What is Weight of the Nation All About?
The centerpiece to the educational project is HBO’s four-part documentary “Weight of the Nation.” Each part of the series features real people and real case studies. Experts analyze the struggle and explain the science behind weight gain and weigh loss. The first episode Consequences delves into the scope of obesity and highlighting the many consequences of pre-obesity and obesity. The second episode Choices of explores our attitudes to food and lifestyle choices and offers up experts to explain how the weight gain and loss work. Children in Crisis is the fourth episode, highlighting how and why so many children are at risk – everything from lack of exercise and inappropriate school lunches are under the microscope. Finally, in Challenges, the documentary explores how socio-economic forces come into play making it hard for us to make the right decisions – everything from marketing to industry influence is covered.
We applaud and support HBO on bringing Weight of the Nation project to the public. If you haven’t seen the documentary we encourage you to watch it for free on their website. You’ll also find downloadable resources to help you on their website.
As we’ve described, CalorieKing receives a mention in episode two about Choices. We were thrilled to see a featured guest of the show talking about how she needed to get a handle on portion control. She showed the Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter as her real world solution and guide – she looks up the calories in her favorite treats such as a Kit Kat and uses the book to guide her in making a smart choice in limiting her portion.
We’ve known for years that planning and portion control is the key to weight loss and staying healthy. We were absolutely thrilled to see evidence in the documentary that real people have recognized our book as a useful tool and are using it to make healthy everyday choices.
Our mission is to provide knowledge based, expert tested and practical tools for people to use in their journey towards nutritional knowledge, planning and weight control.
Our CalorieKing Weight Loss Program uses this approach, combined with a food and exercise diary and a vibrant community that offers support. The program emphasizes recording one’s activities as a way to learn about your approach to food and how to develop healthy lifestyle habits.
We have also developed several tools across multiple platforms for people to use whenever they need assistance.
The core of our offering is our #1 best-selling Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter which you can purchase at your local bookstore or through our store.
Our famous free online food database is updated constantly so you can find the most up to date information about a variety of foods including fast food, alcohol and special events. Our database stands out from the rest as being constantly updated and fact-checked!
We have a unique educational offering with our Create-A-Meal game. Starting with a few fast food chains you can drag and drop food items to see just how quickly your food choices add up in calories – sometimes an entire days worth! Create-A-Meal will be constantly updated with new restaurants and special event foods, has Spanish language options and is Free!
We are proud that we can offer so many choices and services for those looking to make a change in their habits and be a part of the weight loss journey – and that many of our resources will be made available in Spanish soon!