London restaurant chain The Real Greek has become the first in Britain to follow our didactic Government's latest anti-obesity programme, by displaying calorie information for all their dishes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, being a Greek restaurant, the meals are a little heavy, calorie wise: those planning on ordering, say, the taramasalata may have their enjoyment of the dish curtailed when they notice it packs in 805 kcals. And the well-seasoned taste of that bifteki souvlaki can only be enhanced by the knowledge that you're munching your way to an extra 545 kcals around the midriff. Sure, a lot of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but is making us feel guilty the best way of going about it? Guess we'll just nibble through a bag of salad instead and keep up with our alternative fitness regime like good, thin people.
Last Updated 22 June 2009