Weight Manager

December 2000 Issue

Watching Your Weight? Watch Out for Extra Calories With Your Calcium

Getting vitamins and minerals from fortified products may sound like a good idea—and sometimes it is—but you may be swallowing more calories than you bargained for. That could translate into unexpected weight gain. Case in point: Viactiv has added fruit smoothies and energy bars to its line of calcium-fortified foods. If you drink one smoothie and eat one bar, you’ll get a respectable 600 milligrams of calcium, plus vitamins D, K, folic acid and other nutrients. But you’ll

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