Burning Those Calories

A new study claims that labeling food with the amount of exercise needed to burn off its calorie content could cut about 200 calories from a person’s average daily intake.

The study from Loughborough University found that people ate 65 fewer calories per meal when they knew how much physical activity it would take to compensate for eating the item. The overall efficacy of implementing this idea is still very much unproven. Here is an analogy. You are heading to McDonalds to savor a Big Mac and the wrapper tells you the amount of exercise it will take to work this off. There you are-deciding between a salad with fat free dressing-or the Big Mac.

Remember, you had all intentions of having that Big Mac. Do you believe that having this information on the wrapper will change your choice for the meal? On another note: The study suggested that these types of labels can negatively affect those individuals with eating disorders.

Source: Gary R’nel

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