Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I've known for a long time that I can never exercise enough to eat whatever I want. Not remotely possible.
But an article in today's Toronto Star really brings that home. And it says that the most effective food labelling indicates not just the food's fat/carb/vitamin nutritional content or how many calories it contains or how much time I'd need to exercise to burn it off. Effective food labelling indicates just how far I'd have to walk. How many miles to burn off that egg, or that Big Mac, or whatev.
Recognizing just how much effort it takes to burn off the calories?
Yeah, I think that would do it all right!
One doughnut, 4.4 km? (about 3 miles)
That Big Mac with fries and a Coke, 22 km? (about 15 miles)
Yikes!! Not thinking the fast food places want to post those distances any time soon!! Because I'd be reaching for a "shorter distance" food more often, for sure!!