Skip to comments.Attempt to steer McDonald's diners toward smaller meals backfires(libs mad at low info voters)
Posted on 07/21/2013 3:33:41 PM PDT by DallasBiff
You might think that customers buying their lunch at McDonalds would order meals with fewer calories if someone handed them a slip of paper reminding them that women should eat no more than 650 calories at lunchtime and men should not exceed 800 calories. But you would be wrong.
Instead, researchers found that diners who received these supposedly helpful reminders actually purchased more calories than those who didnt, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
The study authors from the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Cornell Universitys Department of Applied Economics and Management stood outside two McDonalds restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn. They approached diners on their way in and asked them to save their receipts and conduct a short interview after they ate their lunch.
In addition, some diners were handed information on the number of calories men and women should eat at lunch, and some were given information on the total number of calories men and women should eat in an entire day. A control group was not given any advice on the calorie front
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Been part of my s portfolio for years. Even that Libtard film Supersize Me’ failed to make a dent. Anyone ever try going to a downtown McD’s during lunchtime? The most bought meal is the Dollar Menu or anything for a buck. The word ‘dollar’ has more effect than 5000 calories. No one gives a rat’s ass about calories unless you’re on a diet or a brain-dead lib.
I’m thinking that if you’re going to McDonalds for a meal, you’re not thinking about calories.
MO’s version of ‘The Hunger Games’ She needed a vehicle in which she could star.
Even funnier, step into any McDonald’s in Europe. It’s a packed house.
The study has a major flaw — the “keep your nose out of my business” effect.
If someone came up to me and handed me a paper telling me I was eating too much, my first (childish) reaction would be to order more, because I don’t like being told what to do. “You are not my mother” is something I find myself thinking a lot.
I assume I’m not the only one. Oddly, when the store simply lists all the calories, I do tend to pick lower-calorie items, because it is my choice, and they are simply giving me the information I need.
So maybe the should repeat this, but by having the information displayed generally in the restaurant, and then they could ask people if they SAW the information.
pretty soon those little buttons they press with a picture of a burger or shake on it will count up the calories you are ALLOWED to eat during lunch
Well, they should love you to eat at Chic-fil-A, hubby and I ate there for the first time recently, since it was there and of course we support them.
The place was immaculately clean, the service was excellent, the food was quite good and the portions were...inadequate!
Even for me, and I am a small eater. Hubby probably could have eaten 3 lunches.
Would I go back? Maybe, but only because I support their views. Otherwise I’m sticking with wendy’s, love their chili.
No. I don't think that way. Maybe liberals do, but I make up my own mind no matter what someone tries to tell me.
It's convenience food. No more, no less.
You know, that effect was intense when they banned the “ring pull” tabs on soda cans. I’m pretty sure most EVERYONE pulls the newer style off out of sheer spite for the banning of the older ones and I find just as many of the damn things metal detecting...
Is it possible that some people resented being told what to eat and viewed it as an intrusion on their personal life and ate more than they normally would or did not reduce what they ate as a go ton hell statement?
My bud who teaches in Japan tells me every time he goes to McD’s it’s packed like a concert. From cashier to door even at dead times of 3 PM.
Not even Bammy wants to live under Moochelle’s dietary nazism.
But I’ve always LOL’d at women who go through the salad trough at lunch and pile on the toppings and ladle on the dressing and then pat themselves on the back because they were “good girls” for *only* having a salad for lunch.
Me too, but without the garnish....
Some people don’t like smarmy Lefties telling them what to do.
McDonalds might as well be Ruth’s Chris to many people today.
I personally know someone who orders the dollar menu/cheeseburger and has a pop can for lunch so his budget is $1.
I wonder what percentage of these folks can read the handout well enough to understand what info is being conveyed?
Funny thing about them there liberals.
Always concerned about everyone’s eating habits but won’t go anywhere near restricting food stamp usage to healthy food.
Not true. Although I mostly brown bag or grab something from Kroger, McDonald's is the fast food restaurant nearest work. I am on a diet and most certainly look at the calories AND the prices. McD's is not the best place to go, but not bad. I usually check online for calories prior to leaving the office--"Favorites under 400."
You know those cups they give you at In N Out, McD’s, Carls etc..this dude saves them. When he’s thirsty on the road, he eats his sandwich in the lot and goes to the resto and presto: free drink with the cup he washes everytime.
Oh Boy, Oh Boy,
If not for that damn dollar menu, I’d have had to go without lunch!
The recovery has been robust for bankers and hedge fund managers, not so much for everyone else.
He'll, yeah, I'll take the large size! Best value in town. (P.S. I think they served me about two medium-large potatoes.
You can lead a horse to water, but only a liberal thinks you can pass a law to make them drink...
McDonalds (or similar fast food chains) meals aren’t particularly calorific, compared to more upscale restaurants.
Do your own comparasions, using one of many handy on-line menu calculators, such as this one:
Still, two Egg McMuffins in the morning will fuel me all the way to dinner.
As for the salads, skip the dressing and dump in a can of sardines packed in olive oil. That will provide a healthier dressing along with some protein. I keep tins of sardines in my glove compartment so I can always get a good lunch on the road when I'm pressed for time.
If they're "new school," we know they can't read it in cursive.
My fratmate who graduated in the same class as me in 07’ teaches English in one of the gakuens’ or high schools until now. He also told me that teens also hang out at Dunkin Donuts (seriously) are the cool’ kids. FYI, that Teriyaki Burger looks damn delicious.
Thank you, Dear Leader
When I go out to eat, I am not usually thinking about calories. I’m going to get what I want, regardless. Price would be about the only thing that would make me think twice. I can watch my calories at home. :p
I could be wrong but I was thinking that I’m not alone in my behavior. Well, the Hollywood sorts may be different but they’re not normal by my estimation.
Its just a database call from the cash register to your Obamacare database away.
Don’t give the Statists any ideas!
Oh dear lord, this opens the gates for our own segment of FR bores who are now going to post how they “never eat at McDonalds”. Yawnnnnn.
When I go out to eat it’s a treat. With some it is a life style. If you always ate out you probably would need to watch what you ate
I can’t remember the last time I saw an A&W Root beer drive in or a Shakey’s pizza in the U.S. but both are all over Japan.
I typically avoid McDonalds if I can help it. There are healthier alternatives ... even still, their $1 coffee is great (beats Starbucks hands-down) and their new Chicken McWraps are a decent healthy alternative to their burgers.
I've also come to like their egg white and tomato McMuffins.
Between the Chicken McWraps and their egg white and tomato McMuffins, McDonalds really can offer a healthy/health conscious choice when they want to. (The Chicken McWraps are what got me back into a McDonalds. That, the egg white and tomato McMuffin's and coffee are all I ever order.)
Finger food? (Or maybe just a thumbs up for the chili?)
There's still an A&W Drive In on I-94 in Southern Wisconsin. Been there, it's great.
The last Shakey's Pizza I've ever seen was more than 20 years ago in Orland Park, IL - not far from where I live. Ate there ONCE, it was positively CRAPPY pizza! I didn't think it was possible to find something worse than Domino's pizza, but Shakey's was it!
Im thinking that if youre going to McDonalds for a meal, youre not thinking about calories.
I have had some bad things happen in my life so at 5'10 131 lbs, I'm going for the calories! I'm up from 106.
Wrong end of Moochelle. Put her big fat ass on the cup, wrapper, etc.. and McDonald's will be out of business in 30 days.