It’s Monday, and you know what that means – headaches and soul-crushing boredom. Oh yeah, and another Eating Styles poll! In the past five years or so, there has been a steady push to get calorie counts up on menus at fast food places like McDonald’s and Burger King. This push comes despite research showing that calorie counts may not actually affect customers’ dining choices. In most studies, subjects have eaten just as many or even more calories than when calorie counts were not posted on fast food menus, suggesting that people’s eating choices are driven far more by the food itself than whether or not it is healthy. Researchers speculate that when consumers eat out, they already have it in their mind that they are treating themselves, and they are not going to deviate from that just because the calorie count of their meal is posted up on the menu. What about you? Do you think an ultra-high calorie count of your fast food meal drive you to choose a lighter option at the register? Vote below and explain in the comments. Take Our Poll The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 One Response TJ September 16th, 2013 I prefer to know.. if I have a strong craving I’ll get what I want regardless, but sometimes it’s helpful to know if you’re just eating fast food for the convenience of it. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.