A new report in the BMJ has revealed that people are seriously underestimating the number of calories they are consuming at fast food restaurants. Teenagers are particularly unaware of their calorie intake with most of them assuming that the meals contain more than one third fewer calories than they actually have.

people, especially teens, are consuming more calories than they think they’re getting when they eat fast food.”


twenty five percent of the participants thought their meals had 500 fewer calories than they actually had

“These findings tell us that many people who eat at fast-food restaurants may not be making informed choices because they don’t know how many calories they’re consuming. Having the information is an important first step for anyone wanting to make changes.”