Scott's Testimonial

My sweet wife called me on my cell phone one day in April to tell me that
she had heard about the CALERIE Study at Pennington. I think that this was her way of kindly hinting to me that I had "let myself go".

When I turned 41 in January, I knew that I needed and wanted to address the long-term issues of a sedentary lifestyle, nutrition and the eventual effects on my body and health in general. For my height, I am slightly overweight. I have lacked basic understanding of actual caloric content in everyday foods. Prior to being part of the CALERIE study, I had not given much consideration my daily caloric intake, or just how many calories were in certain foods of a typical American diet. I just ate whatever was in front of me, and a lot of it.

I am truly enjoying being a part of the CALERIE study. I am learning more every week. I suspect, at the end of the study, I will have lost some weight through behavior modification over time. Most importantly, I will be armed with a wealth of information about foods, diet and the ability to make better educated choices.

The professionals at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are wonderful to work with. It is very impressive to me that Louisiana has such a wonderful facility right here in Baton Rouge. I sense that many people in our city and state, who could benefit greatly, don't know about the in-depth level of internationally recognized nutrition research that is taking place just down the street.

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