Are you a calorie counter?  I am--when I buy stuff at the store I check the carbs, sugars and more--i am doing my best to eat healthier---it's a little tougher when you are dining out, but that may change because many states now require restaurants to show the calorie count of all the food on the menu. But that doesn’t seem to be enough to steer a lot of people away from fatty foods.


So researchers at Texas Christian University are offering another idea: Instead of putting an abstract thing like calories next to a menu item, post how long you’d have to briskly walk to burn off that double cheeseburger or side of fries.

When the research team tried compared these menus with a test group, people ordered an average of 100 calories less when they noticed how much exercising they’d have to do to burn off their meal.

(For those of you playing along at home, you’d have to walk briskly for 2 hours in order to burn off a quarter-pound double cheeseburger!) (CBS)