Calorie counting alone might not convince diners to eat healthier


December 24, 2012 12:12:05 PM PST
Calorie counting alone might not help you choose a healthier meal when you're at a restaurant, but knowing how much you'll have to exercise to work that meal off might.

A new study from the University of North Carolina shows that menus which show how many miles you'll have to walk to burn off a meal are more likely to convince you to eat healthy compared to menus without any nutritional information.

Diners in the study ate about 20 percent fewer calories.