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A pound of French fries per serving?
« on: April 17, 2016, 09:39:21 am »
When we were kids, many of us were probably told to clean our plates, eat what was put in front of us, or else. Maybe adults who eat in restaurants are still kids at heart and believe that whatever is put in front of them must be eaten--in its entirety. Letting food go to waste is a great shame, after all.

The problem is that restaurants seem to be serving larger and larger sizes. This practice makes the restaurant look big-hearted (generous servings!), and you may feel you're getting a lot for the money you spend.

From Nutrition Action newsletter, April 17, 2016:

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Restaurant food on steroids


Nearly one pound of French fries is a regular portion?

Bonnie Liebman
 

Remember the old days when cookies were the size of an Oreo, not nearly as big as a Frisbee?

When a regular order of fries at McDonald’s was 3 ounces, instead of the nearly one pound of potatoes that Five Guys calls a “regular” portion these days?



And a sandwich was two slices of bread with some peanut butter and jelly inside, not the size of two meaty fists that restaurants serve us up today?

No wonder we eat more when we eat out and it shows on our waistlines. We’re only human. We eat what we’re served.

How big should a restaurant serving of pizza, steak, or orange juice be?  The serving sizes on food labels look like items on the kids' menu compared to what you’ll get in restaurants.

Here are the average serving sizes of some popular menu items at leading restaurant chains compared with what these items would look like if they followed the typical serving sizes on food labels.


This article, along with photos of some examples, can be seen here.
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The Nutrition Action Newsletter, a publication of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has collected a few examples of outrageously high-calorie offerings on the menus at well-known US chain restaurants. If you scroll down the page, at the end there are some helpful suggestions for surviving an experience in one of these restaurants.

https://cspinet.org/eating-healthy/foods-avoid/xtreme2016
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