Will you change your order at McDonald's once they list the calorie count for ea

Jump to Last Post 1-17 of 17 discussions (17 posts)
  1. tipstoretireearly profile image81
    tipstoretireearlyposted 6 years ago

    Will you change your order at McDonald's once they list the calorie count for each item on the menu?

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No, I already have checked out my favorites at the Mickey D's website so know how horrendous the calories and fat content are.  So I will just watch what I order and pay the consequences if I get carried away and order when I am over hungry.

  3. Leroyworld profile image60
    Leroyworldposted 6 years ago

    Not really.  I am not convinced the list will be effective, at least for the stated goals.. 

    I believe most people already have a pretty good idea that fast food is not the best thing for a steady diet.  The end results are kind of obvious and can be seen standing in line at McDonald's.  I don't believe the problem is awareness.  The biggest appeal of fast food is that it is fast, which is very attractive to someone working two or three jobs to survive, or to someone better off trying to find time in an extremely busy schedule.  There are also some issues with certain neighborhoods where fast food is the only close source of food.

  4. Mom Kat profile image78
    Mom Katposted 6 years ago

    We rarely eat fast food, so when we do it's a treat.  When you are enjoying a treat it doesn't matter what the calorie count is smile

    Besides that, I'm too skinny as it is!  I could give a rat's patooty what the calorie counts are.  If anything I would go for the stuff with more calories smile 
    I already know my favorites on the menu are high fat, that's why they taste so darn good.

  5. cryptid profile image97
    cryptidposted 6 years ago

    Nope.  It's already extremely easy, and has been for long, long time, to know how many calories you are eating at McDonald's or any other fast food joint.   If I'm eating at McDonald's I'm gonna have what I want!  Otherwise I'd find a healthier option.

  6. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    I've sworn off eating at McDonald's for a year. So no, nothing will change for me smile

  7. Paige Vogel profile image57
    Paige Vogelposted 6 years ago

    I almost never eat at McDonald's unless I'm forced to on a long car trip.  I will definitely change my order once the calorie counts are on the menu.  I think all restaurants should start doing this.

  8. beadreamer247 profile image69
    beadreamer247posted 6 years ago

    It is not just about McDonald's....all other fast food is not that calorie friendly either....and I'd honestly would say, if someone doesn't know by now that all the fast food is full of calories without real value.....sorry for them and their unawareness. I never was a big fan of fast food anyway, so it doesn't affect me that much.

  9. William Young profile image61
    William Youngposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely not! My standard order at McDonalds is as follows: 1 Double Quarterpounder with cheese plain--I don't like all that stuff on my burger---and 1 regular quarter pounder with cheese plain, and a large fry. And I'm in the best shape of my life. I do a VERY intense cardio everyday for an entire hour. I'm still going to eat what I want at McDonalds!

  10. Tired Buzzard profile image60
    Tired Buzzardposted 6 years ago

    I doubt it. Like a couple others have said, it's already easy enough to find the calorie count online. I think most people who care about the calorie count will have already looked up the information on their own. Personally, I sometimes watch how many calories I'm taking in, sometimes I don't. If I'm going through a calorie watching phase, I generally don't eat at McDonald's.

  11. WritingPrompts profile image72
    WritingPromptsposted 6 years ago

    Nope.  I looked up the calories online and already know what I'm "spending" there when I go.  I did stop getting "fries with that" after looking at the calorie charts though.

  12. mias profile image60
    miasposted 6 years ago

    It might be a little freaky to see the calories of each n every item. Might get slightly modified but not too much. I dont exactly go to mcdonalds to find health food.

  13. EVernon profile image61
    EVernonposted 6 years ago

    Yep! I live in the UK and here the calorie amounts have already been added to the menus at McDonalds. It does affect my choice when I order, 'cause I'm quite health conscious and I only eat fast food rarely. When I do, I try to choose something low calorie (if possible!).

  14. sweetie1 profile image65
    sweetie1posted 6 years ago

    When McDonalds open in India few years ago, we were so crazy to go there as it was only seen by us in foreign movies and heard a lot about it but soon we got bored , now hardly anyone I know go to Mcdonalds, except for an ice cream cone and that too if we are passing by and its cone is very cheap, costs about 17 or 18 cents a cone.

  15. mikejhca profile image93
    mikejhcaposted 6 years ago

    I don't count calories while I am eating.  When I count calories it is usually when I am using an exercise machine.  The calorie list would not change what I ordered.  I don't eat at McDonald's or other fast food places that often so when I do I order what I think will taste good and satisfy my hunger.  A burn a lot of calories anyway because I exercise a lot.

  16. grinnin1 profile image79
    grinnin1posted 6 years ago

    It's already deterred me from getting my beloved hot fudge sundae that for some reason I thought had less calories than most. 350 calories!!! Depressing....I'll have to put it out of my mind and go for it next time.

  17. dialogue profile image72
    dialogueposted 6 years ago

    Nope, I will never go to McDonald's. I prefer either KFC or Subway.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)