New Harvard research: 25 percent of people surveyed underestimated their fast-food intake by at least 500 calories.
On average, adults and kids thought they ate 175 calories fewer than they actually did, and teens were off by 259 calories. (When the survey was conducted, none of the chains were posting calorie counts on their menus, which included McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, and Subway.) However, in another study from Texas Christian
University, researchers used food menus listing the number of minutes it would take to walk off the items and found those may help people make healthier choices. So: Can you guess how much exercise you’d need to work off the following?
Subway’s 6-inch Double Roast Beef Sub, Veggie Delite Salad with Fat-Free Italian Dressing, and Medium Iced Tea
Courtesy of Subway
How long would you have to jog to work off these fast-food calories?