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    Default New Food Labeling System May Reduce Calorie Intake

    Tim Newman
    December 15 2019

    How far would you need to run to burn off the calories in a candy bar? A recent paper asks whether providing answers to this type of question on food packaging might reduce calorie intake.

    Including nutritional information on food packaging can help consumers decide whether they want to buy a product.

    However, according to the authors of a new review and meta-analysis, "Evidence shows that current front-of-pack nutrition information on food [and] drinks is having a limited effect on changing purchasing or eating behaviors."


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    Default Re: New Food Labeling System May Reduce Calorie Intake

    There might be fewer obese people if they ate food that didn't need labels. I don't need more information to tell me a bar of chocolate is high in calories.

    When my DIL's sister (a doctor!) needed to lose weight, she ran around reading labels - she had no idea where to start!

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    Default Re: New Food Labeling System May Reduce Calorie Intake

    I've found that doctors as a class know less about nutrition then do nurses as a class. The nurses I've come into contact with have been very well-informed about things that doctors are mostly oblivious to!
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    Default Re: New Food Labeling System May Reduce Calorie Intake

    There might be fewer obese people if they ate food that didn't need labels.

    Julieanne, that is just perfect!

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    This idea may work for some. My mother makes the best pound cakes, with lots of butter and eggs. When I discovered it takes walking almost an hour to burn off the calories in a single slice of pound cake...well, I didn't stop eating it, but I cut back drastically!! I, like most people, didn't have a clue how long it took to "burn" calories. According to the link below, for example, it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes of walking to burn off a meal of "fish & chips." See other examples here:
    https://www.disabled-world.com/fitne...s/how-long.php

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    Default Re: New Food Labeling System May Reduce Calorie Intake

    I'm afraid for some people taste is the king and not health and good diet, sadly.

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    Default Re: New Food Labeling System May Reduce Calorie Intake

    Good point, Charleen. I usually take modest servings and stop when I have had enough. But when something is particularly tasty, it's hard not to take just a few extra bites… Because it taste so good!

    Charleen, Welcome! Please go to the New Members forum and start a thread... about you. Introduce yourself and maybe tell us why you're here!
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