Mike Huckabee you can lead a horse to low-calorie meals, but he’ll still eat like a horse. And so will humans. Two researchers from Cornell and the University of Pittsburgh stood outside McDonald’s restaurants in New York, passing out fliers with info on how many calories men and women should eat for lunch. They discovered all that helpful information not only didn’t make people eat less, they actually ate more. Men consumed 11 percent more calories than the flier recommended, and women ate 27 percent more. In fact, people who read the diet advice actually ate more calories than those who didn’t read it. They’re not sure why. Maybe it gave them a false sense of security: a Big Mac had slightly fewer calories than the maximum, so they ordered fries and a large Coke to go with it. It does mean, though, that if you think that government forcing restaurants to post calorie counts of all their foods is going to make Americans eat less, then you’ll probably swallow anything.