More Things Learned
Thursday, December 30, 2010
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Here is a good one!!!
I went to a restaurant the other night for dinner. It was a restaurant that I hadn't been to in a couple of years, and the menu included calories on each of the items, not on a separate sheet like some others I know of. Well, I have never been one to let the knowledge (or lack of) calories stand in my way before - (it's the out of sight - out of mind mentality), but after joining SP in late October, all that has changed. I was very aware of this and made my choice for dinner (a Shrimp & Crab Louie Wedge Salad w/o dressing) according to their information. I felt in control!!!
Deep in the Obama health care legislation is a law that now requires chain restaurants (with more than 20 or more outlets) to acknowledge the calorie counts of their foods. Now whether you are for or against the health care legislation (and/or Obama) is not the issue here. What is important is that with this legislation, food establishments are forced to educate us so that we can make more intelligent choices. Whatever works, it may be this law that will help eliminate obesity in America. One can hope . . .