We all want more and when it comes to food, having more is giving us tremendous health problems. Talk about more! More diabetes, more heart disease, more morbidly obese children and adults. That’s just a whole lot of awful.
What has gone wrong, among other things which we won’t discuss in this post, are our portion sizes. Since the ’70’s, Americans have added an average of 600 calories per day to their diet while becoming more sedentary both at work and in leisure. Most of the extra calories are being consumed as larger portions. Supersize me anyone? Think about the last time you had a steak at a restaurant. I bet the smallest cut was 12oz. Guess what? A serving size is 3oz! How about pasta, can you imagine eating just a cup? Probably not! It’s because that just hasn’t been the norm for a long time. Ladies and gentlemen, that endless pasta bowl just isn’t what it seems to be. It’s a bowl full of excess weight waiting to happen.
Keep things in control by employing a little thought and mindfulness into your meals and snacks. Will a “small” do? If you order a steak, maybe you just have a portion of it then make a great steak salad for lunch (for two) the next day – now you’re watching your calories AND stretching your dollar!