How Accurate Are Restaurant Calorie Counts?

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I guess this will be no surprise to anyone...

    By Lisa Collier Cool
    Jul 19, 2011
    Americans are eating out more than ever before, but can we trust the calorie counts on restaurant menus? A new study published July 19 in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, since 40 percent of the foods analyzed had more calories than stated on the menu. 19 percent of the time, the count was off by 100 or more calories, with one belly-busting side dish that contained upwards of 1,000 more calories than claimed on the menu.

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    1. manthy profile image82
      manthyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      WOW - That should be against the law to understate those calories that much, thanks for the info