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CDC: Fast Food Makes Up 11% of Adults’ Daily Calories

CDC: Fast Food Makes Up 11% of Adults’ Daily Calories

Comstock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — How much fast food do you eat?According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11.3 percent of the calories adults consume on a daily basis come from fast food.Using data from 2007 to 2010, …

Calorie Counts: How Accurate Are They?

Calorie Counts: How Accurate Are They?

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They are supposed to help America’s obesity problem: calorie counts boldly displayed on restaurant menus across the country — important information, considering Americans now eat one-third of their meals out…

Kids Who Eat Out Consume More Calories, Study Finds

Kids Who Eat Out Consume More Calories, Study Finds

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Children and teens are consuming more calories when they eat out, according to a study released Monday by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the study, published in the Archives of Pediatric and…

Which Fast Food Joint Is Fastest?

Which Fast Food Joint Is Fastest?

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Which fast-food joint is the fastest of them all? Wendy’s takes the crown with an average 129.75 seconds, according to Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Magazine’s annual Drive-Thru Performance Study of six national fa…

Fast Food Diet Participants Paid to Purposely Gain Weight

Fast Food Diet Participants Paid to Purposely Gain Weight

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) — Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are making an unusual offer: They are paying people to add fat to their own bodies by eating an extra 1,000-calorie fast food meal each da…

How to Eat Fast Food More Slowly

How to Eat Fast Food More Slowly

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The tendency of people who decide to enjoy their fast food in the restaurant where they purchased it is to consume their meals quickly.  The interiors of these eateries are designed to speed customers in and out wi…

How to Eat Fast Food More Slowly

How to Eat Fast Food More Slowly

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The tendency of people who decide to enjoy their fast food in the restaurant where they purchased it is to consume their meals quickly.  The interiors of these eateries are designed to speed customers in and out wi…

How to Eat Fast Food More Slowly

How to Eat Fast Food More Slowly

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The tendency of people who decide to enjoy their fast food in the restaurant where they purchased it is to consume their meals quickly.  The interiors of these eateries are designed to speed customers in and out wi…

Taco Bell Goes Upscale With New Menu

Taco Bell Goes Upscale With New Menu

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Who says fast food can’t have a touch of fine dining?  Taco Bell announced plans this week for a new upscale menu, in an attempt to compete with popular restaurant chain Chipotle.Miami chef Lorena Garcia, an…

Teen Finds Fingertip In Arby’s Sandwich

Teen Finds Fingertip In Arby’s Sandwich

ABC News(JACKSON, Mich.) — A Michigan teen found a finger tip in an Arby’s roast beef sandwich after he spit out a bite that he said was rubbery and hard to chew.Ryan Hart, 14, said he ordered the sandwich last Friday at the drive-thru window of…

US Has Saltiest Fast Food, Study Finds

US Has Saltiest Fast Food, Study Finds

David Livingston/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — If your favorite fast foods taste different in certain other countries, it could be because they have less salt, according to a new study. Researchers collected data on the salt content of thousands of fast-…

Unhappy Meals: Are Fast Food, Depression Linked?

Unhappy Meals: Are Fast Food, Depression Linked?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You’ve heard of eating comfort food to make you feel better, but did you know eating fast food may be linked to clinical depression?Researchers in Spain claim that depression is 51 percent more likely to occur …

‘Downsize’ That Meal? Customers Say OK

‘Downsize’ That Meal? Customers Say OK

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — What if fast-food chains offered consumers the option of “downsizing” a meal instead of “supersizing” it?  Would people actually opt to “downsize,” or get less food, for the s…

Fast Food Chain Launches ‘Star Wars’-Themed Vader Burger

Fast Food Chain Launches ‘Star Wars’-Themed Vader Burger

DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — Star Wars fans rejoice. You will now be able to enjoy your favorite side of the force in a whole new way, by eating it in burger form.There’s only one problem, you’ll have to fly to France to do it.F…

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