I do tend to choose the "lighter choice" menu options when I eat at a restaurant. I believe a large part of this is the fact that I do not eat red meat so my options are greatly diminished when choosing what to eat.
Speaking for my fiance, he actively seeks to know what the calories of a meal is before going to the restaurant, so in his case, it is a great impact.
It's usually a real eye opener when you see what the calorie counts of a typical restaurant meal actually are. Often that one meal comes to more than the calories I'd normally consume in a day. Whether it influences my decision depends on the occasion. Sometimes I do go ahead and spurge.
Hi Alecia, It depends on the situation. I recently took a trip Los Angeles and ate like a king the whole time. I couldn't have cared less about the caloric content. When I'm on my normal routine, I do pay extra attention and choose carefully what I stuff in my pie hole.
Hello Alecia Yes, it absolutely does. I'm trying to eat within a certain amount of calories and it is SO useful and helpful for me to get those calories in black and white so I can make an educated decision-not a swing and a miss. In fact, I was so thrilled when Mickey D's printed calories on their outside menu board that I asked for the manager when I went to pay the cashier. You should have seen the girl's face brighten up, after thinking I was going to complain, when I gave them a "Kudos to McDonald's" message.
I use to drink the McD's Caramel Frappes every day and about fell over when I saw how many calories even the smalls were. On the other hand, I have been pleasantly surprised by other calorie count info.
Hi Denise, I can relate to the McDonald's Frappe calorie count. I actually looked up a cherry cheesecake shake at Coldstone and was flabbergasted when I saw how many calories were in it. I haven't had one since. Thanks for answering!
I think this is good practice since it makes the eater aware of calorie consumption. Most of us should strive for a 2,000 calorie per day diet. If I plan on splurging at dinner, I will reduce my intake at breakfast and opt for a small midday snack instead of a full lunch. I don't believe in deprivation!
No, it doesn't affect my choice. I order from the children's menu most of the time because the portions are smaller. Now if they tell me I can't order from the children's menu then that affects me and I don't go back. Age is just a number!
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