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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Which came first, the larger waistline or the bigger portion size? This
is like one of those philosophical questions about art imitating life or
the chicken/egg paradox.
Over the past few years portions have grown significantly in fast food
and sit-down restaurants, as has the frequency of eating out.
Subsequently, waistlines have also grown right along with
Do food companies simply cater to the desires of the overweight by serving them more food? Or are people overweight because food companies keep on ramping up their plate sizes in an effort to
outdo their competition? Or maybe it is both.
At the end of the day, the fact remains that 20 years ago portion size was a fraction of what we see today. Average portion sizes have grown so much over the past 20 years that
sometimes the plate arrives and there's enough food for two or even
three people on it. Growing portion sizes are changing what people
think of as a "normal" portion at home too. We call it portion distortion.
Big portion sizes can mean you’re getting more food than your body i.e stomach can handle to maintain a healthy weight.
Although we are getting bigger portion sizes in restaurants, god is giving us only one stomach and that too with limited stuffing capacity right...please think over this.
Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover