January 6, 2010 --If the calorie count in that frozen meal you love seems too good to be true, it could be. A new study in the Journal of the American Diabetic Association says prepared foods may contain an average 8 percent more calories than their package labels claim. And the numbers may be even greater for restaurant meals
The research from Tufts University finds restaurant meals may contain a whopping 18 percent more.
Nutritionists say, over the course of a year, those 8 and 18 percent more calories may be enough to sabotage a consumers dieting goals.