A new study conducted by Cornell University researchers showed that seeing calorie counts in black and white lead some people to reconsider their eating options.
Researchers noted that even the chefs at the restaurants underestimated the calorie counts of their dishes.
The scientists noted that calorie counts worked best when it came to curbing appetites. With appetizers and entrees; people ordered food that had roughly 45 fewer calories than those who didn’t have access to that information.
However, dessert and drink orders stayed the same, the researchers noted.
Still, a 3% reduction in calories at restaurants can really add up.
Researchers say, considering a third of all the meals Americans eat are prepared outside of their homes.