Most US Restaurants Exceed Recommended Calories!

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Calorie-counters beware: A new study reports that more than nine in 10 U.S. restaurants are serving meals that exceed the recommended calorie limit for a single meal.

And that’s just the entree. Drinks, appetizers and desserts weren’t included.

“We feel the results are extremely important because there is a general perception out there that fast food is the problem,” said study author Susan Roberts.

“What this study shows is that all restaurants are terrible when it comes to providing excessive portions that overfeed people. It’s not just fast food but virtually all of them,” said Roberts. She is director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

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