[Ed. – … yeah. … Whatever. Just don’t try to cut your chicken and bacon sandwich. You’re not allowed to have a kitchen knife.]
We’ve all been there, staring at the food aisle trying to decide what to buy.
Now, the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK hopes to make that decision easier by introducing activity labels to help people think before they eat.
“To make it easier for people to translate the calories they’re consuming into their energy expenditure,” said Royal Society for Public Health Deputy CEO Duncan Stephenson.
As a rough guide to the new system, here are some examples:
A chicken and bacon sandwich with 445 calories requires 42 minutes of slow running.
A chocolate bar with 229 calories would need 22 minutes of running.