Little change in fast food calorie count

November 29, 2012 1:40:29 PM PST
Fast food restaurants have been under a lot of pressure and as a result have added a lot more healthy options to their menu.

Despite this, the average diner is apparently still chowing down on some extra calories, according to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Researchers found that although there has been a 53 percent increase in the total number of menu offerings over the last 14 years. the average calorie content of foods sold by eight of the major U.S. fast food chains has not changed much.

They say part of the problem is that some of the highest calorie foods are masquerading as healthy.

For instance, entr?e salads with fried chicken and dressing can have more calories than burgers.

The solution, the research said, is not eating out so much and when you do, order the smallest size available.


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