Would you eat less if you knew how much you'd have to exercise to burn off the calories?

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Would you eat less if you knew how much you'd have to exercise to burn off the calories?

spiced spiced
Researchers at Texas Christian University recently completed a study which found that, when people are told how much they'd have to walk to burn off the calories in foods, they tend to eat less (100 calories per meal, on average) than people who either had no calorie information, or who just knew the number of calories in the foods. Read all about it.

Would you eat less if you knew how much you'd have to exercise to burn it off?
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Yes, I'd eat less if I knew how much I'd have to exericise to burn off the calories.
15  (36%)
No, I think I'd eat the same regardless.
23  (55%)
Other??
4  (10%)
Total votes: 42
Poll is closed
04/24/2013
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Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Lol... Nope!
04/25/2013
Rossie Rossie
I'm a food lover and I will not change my eating habit, I'd rather take a longer walk to burn those extra calories off.
04/25/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
Yes..in fact, I am leaving for the gym in a few minutes.
04/25/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
No - I pretty much know what to eat and how much I can handle.
04/25/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Yes, I'm currently doing that and I've lost 19 pounds in three weeks.
04/25/2013
TJax TJax
I'd probably work out more, but considering studies have shown that there are way more calories in just about everything we eat] than is listed on the nutrition facts, maybe I wouldn't even care. ( reference )
04/25/2013
sunnyc sunnyc
No! I hate exercise. Would rather count calories!
04/25/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
No, I'm already really aware of how many calories I consume on a daily basis and how much I need to exercise.
04/25/2013
lilyflower lilyflower
No, I wouldn't change my habits. To be honest, I don't really care about my weight. I eat what I want and exercise when I feel like it, but I don't do it to control my weight.
04/25/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Researchers at Texas Christian University recently completed a study which found that, when people are told how much they'd have to walk to burn off the calories in foods, they tend to eat less (100 calories per meal, on average) than people who ...
I highly doubt it. I'm a pretty firm believer in not denying myself the foods I love, but also enjoying healthy foods on a regular basis. If I weren't in as healthy of a state as I am, I might would consider not eating certain things, but not because I'm going to allow myself to worry about weight gain. That's one thing I refuse to deny myself -- enjoying foods and not having to worry my butt off about every calorie.
04/25/2013
eri86 eri86
Deny yourself to much and then you risk over indulging.
04/25/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I'm sure I would. I bet I would eat less. But I just go about what I eat. Regardless.
04/25/2013
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Probably not. I don't eat very much, I just eat the wrong type of foods for the most part
04/25/2013
spiced spiced
I think most of us, regardless of what we say, would behave like the people in the study. That is, we'd probably eat less if we knew not just the calories, but what those calories mean in terms that make it real to us. I'd like to see this become a standard part of nutrition facts in the future.
04/25/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Yes - Today I can answer that way because I've been up and down in my weight so many times I know how difficult it can be to loose even on a formal diet without exercise. The critical key here, at least for me is not just eating less but wanting to more than anything else.
04/25/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
No, I think I'd eat the same regardless.
04/25/2013
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
If I am told how much I have to work out to burn off an amount of food, I will exercise more rather than eat less I'm not a dieter. I just eat healthy because it's good, and occasionally I indulge. But most importantly I just stay active.
04/25/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
No way. I have trouble keeping my weight as it is.
04/25/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
If I knew how much exercise and more definitively how many calories are in my portions, I might eat less. But you'd be surprised how little difference exercise really makes when we're just talking calories you burn DURING. Exercise is important because it sets up metabolically active tissue in the long run. It's not: I ate a donut, 300 calories; so I ran 3 miles, burned 300 calories. It's not that simple.
04/25/2013
SelectZen SelectZen
I probably would if I was reminded often enough
04/25/2013
ChaosBunny ChaosBunny
This is what happened when I was doing excercise and calorie counting:
First few weeks I'm eatting less and overall loosing weight at a good half a pound a week.

You do get lazy though, I stopped being super cautious and of course, I ended up gaining again.

Same thing with a college project, I had to keep track of exercise and calories again. While in the class I did awesome and ate well, but after class was finished, I didn't necessarily eat a lot again, but I did give myself more chances to eat terribly.

Long story short, yes at first but somewhat later.
04/25/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Researchers at Texas Christian University recently completed a study which found that, when people are told how much they'd have to walk to burn off the calories in foods, they tend to eat less (100 calories per meal, on average) than people who ...
I would eat the same as I don't really eat a lot to begin with
04/25/2013
Gary Gary
No. I don't think it hurts to tell people, but I don't think it will really make much of difference.
04/25/2013
purpleflower1972 purpleflower1972
I'd like to say yes but in reality I know my taste buds win every time.
04/25/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I wish alcohol had calroies on it!
04/25/2013
meitman meitman
I think about it sometimes, but I would eat less if I thought about it more.
04/25/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Nope, I would eat the same. I don't eat too much anyways. I do breakfast, lunch and dinner and will sometimes have a snack.
04/25/2013
married with children married with children
if someone cares about what they eat and their health, they will find the info on their own. Telling someone who does not care will not change how much their will eat
04/25/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
I don't get too meticulous about it, but sometimes I will mentally plan on doing more exercise or eliminate some other indulgence to make up for eating a little extra, or having something I hadn't planned on eating.
04/26/2013
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