Eating Smart on the Run
August 28, 2009 | Peggy Martin
Here’s a great video to watch with your whole family! The Fast Food Experiment takes a look at the ever-increasing size of food portions offered by fast food restaurants—a trend that’s continued over the last two decades. Some of the worst cases of portion distortion are triple burgers, foot-long sandwiches, full-pound burgers, huge orders of fries, oversized burritos, and super-large soft drinks.
This raises the question, “So, what is the proper serving size for me and my family?” To determine the amount of food in a given serving, it is important to learn how to estimate the proper portion size.
Last, but not least…to cut down on large portions, try ordering from the kid’s menu, order an appetizer with a side salad, split a meal with a friend or family member, or take leftovers home.
– pointers by Peggy