Here’s Why You’re Fat: Calorie Labels Are Wrong [VIDEO]
If you live in New York City, it’s ubiquitous: calorie counts on all chain restaurant menus. It’s a trend that’s going nationwide thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Even if you aren’t in NYC, you see nutritional information on almost every food you buy at the grocery store.
The idea is that if you know what you’re eating, you’re going to be more responsible about what you eat. It actually makes sense. And I regularly use caloric information when choosing what to eat (and yet I’m still a fat ass).
But as Casey Neistat explains in this video, just because calorie counts have to be posted, doesn’t mean they have to be accurate.
And — surprise, surprise — they usually aren’t accurate.
In fact, since they are wrong, people might find themselves overeating because they think they have calories to spare when they actually don’t.
America — the only place where trying to make ourselves skinnier might actually be making us fatter.
via Laughing Squid