McDonald’s Posts Calorie Counts on its Menu Boards

I went t McDonald’s yesterday for a salad and was surprised to see new menu boards that included calorie counts. A federal requirement for chain restaurants to post such counts doesn’t go into effect until late this year or next year but apparently McDonald’s is getting a jump on the needed changes.

None of the numbers I saw up there surprised me, but I’ve been a student of calorie counts for some time and regularly visit the McDonald’s website to search for such information. The lunchtime crowd, which included three long lines, didn’t seem to be paying much attention to the information. I heard no one discussing or asking about it. It will be interesting to see what changes in purchasing patterns such signage creates.

On another food front, New York City today may decide on its mayor’s proposal to ban the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces, which I still think is absurd.

Since my recent angioplasty, I have cut my diet soda consumption from roughly 100 ounces a day to about 40 ounces a week and miss it every day. That change is one of many I’m making to my diet post-surgery, I’ll be writing more about it all in coming days but suffice it to say that my daily calorie intake has gone from 2,000-3,000 calories to about 1,600 and I’ve dropped 11 pounds in a month.

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