Study: Counting calories may be 'unrealistic'
Updated: Friday, July 19 2013, 05:35 PM EDT
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Putting information about calorie intake on menus may not be an effective way to help consumers make better food choices.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University divided more than 1,000 diners into three categories--those who were told how many calories they should eat per day, those who were told how many calories they should eat per meal, and those who were given no guidance.
They found no difference in their food selections.
The researchers conclude it may be unrealistic to expect people to count calories.