If you want to lose weight, don’t just keep eating a big bag of McDonalds burgers.
You need to get enough calories from food you’ll be cooking.
That’s the advice of a leading food scientist, who’s been working with Walmart and its gas grill brands since 2008.
The Walmart and gas grill giants have been pushing a calorie-counting campaign since 2009, when they started showing the first gas grilling images.
The campaign is so successful that Walmart is now offering the same meal for $3 more.
The new guidelines, which are based on the Food and Nutrition Board’s guidance, aim to help you cut calories and save money, but they do not make any changes to the grill itself.
“We’ve got a standard for the food industry, and we have to adhere to it,” says John Davenport, a senior food scientist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which has studied food waste.
Walmart’s guidelines also apply to its other food products, such as soups, stews, sandwiches, wraps, and salad dressings.
Davenport says his research shows that the amount of calories the average person burns each day is roughly the same for the two groups.
That means the standard is that people who are working out, exercising, and eating a lot will burn the same amount of energy as someone who doesn’t exercise or eat a lot.
That doesn’t mean the grill is the answer for everyone.
Davenmont says it’s not the best way to burn calories, either.
The USDA says that for every calorie you burn in a day, you will burn 1.4 grams of sugar or 11 grams of fat.
That compares with the calorie-burning capacity of the typical American diet of 2,500 to 3,000 calories a day.
As with many nutrition trends, Walmart and the gas grill industry are trying to explain why they need to change their approach to weight loss.
In the last decade, they have been trying to convince the public that they are losing weight through the use of high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener widely blamed for contributing to obesity and diabetes.
But Davenson says the sugar in the corn syrup isn’t the culprit.
There’s been an epidemic of obesity in the United States and Europe, he says.
That is due to the high amount of sugar in processed foods that is being added to them, he explains.
That sugar is also contributing to the rising rates of Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
“I think it’s the corn-syrup issue that’s really driving people to eat a large amount of fast food,” Daventon says.
“And I think we’ve gotten too many people to think they’re losing weight by eating less, too often, or not getting enough exercise.
I think that’s a misperception.”
He points to other evidence, such in the American Diabetes Association’s 2015 health report, which found that the obesity epidemic in the U.S. has reached levels not seen since the 1970s.
That trend is also fueling the industry’s push to replace the high-sugar corn syrup with a new ingredient, polyols, which have been shown to have fewer calories and lower glycemic loads.
To help people avoid a potentially damaging increase in sugar levels in their diet, Walmart says it will be giving away coupons for its gas griddles to customers who sign up for a $10 WalMart Gift Card.
These coupons, which start at $3 each, offer customers free shipping on all orders over $30 and free delivery on any orders that are $30 or less.
Other retailers are also offering free or reduced-price gas griddle orders to their customers.
One brand, Kroger, is giving away a $100 Kroger Gift Card for a free gas grill.
Other chains are offering free gas grates, as well.
Walmart and other gas grill companies are also encouraging customers to order more of their own food.
They’re also encouraging people to reduce the amount they eat from foods like chips and pizza, says Wendy Pinto, a professor of nutrition and food policy at George Washington University.
Walmart also says it is working with other restaurants to promote healthy eating and to encourage healthier food choices.
For example, in addition to offering a free Weber grill, the retailer will also donate a meal to a food bank, which will then give it to people who can’t afford it.
Walter Robb, Walmart’s CEO, says the company is working on a plan to provide free grills to its employees.