Health and Wellness Is This Finally the End of Counting Calories? For a century now, dieters have been trying—and failing—to lose weight by obsessively tracking calories. There has to be a better way. Health and Wellness Great Moments in Calorie History From early diet books to the advent of Lean Cuisine, learn how calories have been viewed and used through the years. Health and Wellness The Restaurant Menu Trap According to research from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and the Friedman School, there's a good chance that many of the posted restaurant calorie counts are wrong.