Flying Blind?

I’ve posted before on the fact that Calories are the currency of weight management – if you don’t know how many Calories are coming in and how many are going out, how can you actively manage your Calorie account (read: weight!)?

As most of us eat many of our meals outside the home, getting restaurants to post calories (not simply on some obscure website or on some pamphlets that you have to ask for) is a major topic of discussion amongst obesity experts.

I was therefore particularly pleased that the CBC yesterday chose to devote its edition of Marketplace to the fact that restaurants make it hard (if not impossible) for consumers to actually find out exactly what they are ordering from the menu.

For those of you, who missed it I suggest watching it online!

Those of you working on the “Finding Balance” module – take note – may find some interesting ideas here.


p.s. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, author of “Weighty Matters” is featured on this show