First, calorie disclosures are coming, they will be the law of the land, but probably not fully so until 2016. In other words, the congress persons representing businesses will get the law delayed, but they will not get it appealed (I understand from my sources).
Some people have suggested that calorie monitoring may be less necessary, and to that point I strongly disagree. Many people who have lost weight and kept if off do eat better and maintain high levels of exercise but they also remain vigilant to consuming a sensible range of calories.
I am not abandoning calorie monitoring. However, I am not involved in research on metabolism - nor am I a nutritionist- so I will stick to watching what happens when calorie disclosure laws go into effect. For example, I anticipate changes in availability of lower calorie options and changes in purchasing behavior. I am not going to keep trying to describe the science on the relationship between calories and weight gain. Instead, I assure you that we cannot eat with reckless abandon and many of our away from home meal purchases are ridiculously high in those wrong kind of calories.
Now my pictures and why I chose to take and share these in particular.
|This ad was presented to me while I was listening to Pandora Radio - not so targeted considering I am a calorie controlled vegetarian!|
|I was 'exposed' to this ad on the Philly transit bus; a bargain for two high calorie items. PLUS I am a NYG fan :)|
|You may have heard that grocery stores do not want to put calorie labels on their prepared food; that is unfair to restaurants and leaves customers lacking important information for food choices.|
|This is my favorite! This restaurant is in Philadelphia where a calorie disclosure law has been in place for several years. The menus also have to display sodium/salt content. This is one positive outcome of calorie disclosures!|