Calorie Counts For Social Media Food Pictures

Calorie Counts For Social Media Food Pictures


A LOT OF PEOPLE POST PHOTOS OF THEIR FOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND NOW GOOGLE IS WORKING ON A TOOL THAT COULD SOON REVEAL THE CALORIES COUNTS SEEN IN ALL THOSE PICTURES. IT’S AN IDEA THAT IS GENERATING MIXED REACTIONS. GRANT BOXLEITNER HAS A IS GENERATING MIXED REACTIONS. GRANT BOXLEITNER HAS A CLOSER LOOK IN THIS MORNING’S CONSUMER ALERT. CALORIE TOTALS CAN ALREADY BE FOUND ON MANY FOOD PACKAGES, MENUS AND FITNESS APPS. NOW A NEW TOOL IS IN THE WORKS TO SERVE UP AN ESTIMATED CALORIE COUNT EVERY TIME YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF A MEAL ON THE PHOTO SHARING SITE INSTAGRAM. “WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE THAT?” “I PERSONALLY WOULDN’T BUT I’M SURE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD . I KNOW, I DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT I EAT, AND THAT ACTUALLY MAKES ME FEEL GUILTY.” GOOGLE RESEARCHERS ARE WORKING ON A TOOL USING AN ANALYSIS TO SHOW THE ESTIMATED CALORIES OF FOOD PLATES POSTED TO INSTAGRAM. “NOT ALL FOOD IN GROCERY STORES LIST CALORIES, BUT SOON YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET AT LEAST AN ESTIMATE WITH A QUICK CLICK OF A PHOTO.” GABRIEL HOLLOWAY SAYS THE LISTED CALORIES ON PHOTOS MAY PROVE TO BE BENEFICIAL INFORMATION. “IT DOESN’T BOTHER ME AT ALL. I THINK CALORIE COUNTING IS A GOOD THING FOR MOST PEOPLE. I THINK PORTIONS ARE HUGE SO THAT MIGHT HELP OUT A LOT.” BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING CALORIES LISTED NEXT TO THEIR FAVORITE DISH. “THERE’S SO MANY THINGS THAT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WEIGHT. I WISH OUR SOCIETY WAS BASED ON HEALTH. THAT WOULD BE MY THING I’M INTERESTED IN, SO THE CALORIES I REALLY DON’T CARE.” GOOGLE HAS NOT YET RELEASED WHEN THIS TOOL MAY BE AVAILABLE ON INSTAGRAM.

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