Calorie counts don’t change dining-out habits

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    Calorie counts don’t change most people’s dining-out habits, experts say - The Washington Post

    Anyone surprised?
     
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    Not at all. As someone who has made significant change in my eating habits in the last year or so as part of a fitness program, the calorie counts really mean very little to me. I know what I should and shouldn't be eating. There are times when I will "treat" myself to something I know I shouldn't have, but for the most part there are areas of the menu, the grocery store, etc.... that I just now avoid completely.

    People will make whatever food decisions they want to, regardless of what information is put in front of them. That's simply human nature.
     
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    I don't eat rice, grain, bread, most dairy and anything fried. I haven't been counting calories and have been losing a steady 1 - 1.5 lbs a week.
     
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    The only thing it has made me do is sometimes go with the medium instead of the large. When I go into McDonalds/Burger King/Wendys I already know what I want to order.
     
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    And the scary pics on ciggie packs are going to work just about as well as this is in getting people to not smoke.

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    I like having the counts there as a check and for me, personally, I'd use the info provided in making decisions. But most people won't.

    Is this info going to be on/in all restaurants/food places or just fast food joints? We don't eat fast food so if it's just there . . . .meh.
     
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    It said all "chain restaurants" not just fast food. Here's the big problem (besides being totally ineffective) When a restaurant changes food suppliers, they will have to change their menus or risk a fine. Not all cheeses have the same fat and calorie counts. I saw a pizza guy who said it's been a nightmare in his state.
     
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    Paleo?
     
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    In all honesty caloric measurment when it comes to food isn't all that exact. While you have to post the calorie values, it doesnt say WHERE the values have to come from. Most of them are purely statistical, based on data decades old.
     
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    Yep!
     
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    I did paleo for a while, Not my thing, but I know many for who it is.... I eat "real food", nothing proccessed, nothing fake, nothing in a box, nothing with an ingredient my grandma wouldn't know, etc...

    I'm like paleo who eats the bread and beans.... and dairy.. I take it further though, most of the meat I eat, I met when it was alive, I have my milk delivered in glass containers, and my eggs are usually laid that morning...
     

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