Why do American restaurants give you so much food? Granted, there are those restaurants who serve reasonable sizes, but even my husband feels 'cheated' with so little on his plate.
Recently my DOH and I went to dinner at an Italian restaurant. The Italian part really doesn't matter because it happens EVERYWHERE ... well, just about. I ordered a kale - quinoa salad with a lemon vinaigrette and it was amazing ... sadly, more than 1/2 of it was wasted. This salad was piled high on a large dinner plate. Honestly, it was enough for six. And it was NOT a dinner salad, but one you would order with your entree. Seriously? I was full before I even reached the bottom!
More and more I see restaurants serving way more than our bodies need. From pizza to spaghetti, from steak to hamburgers! Granted, they are likely working hard to get your business to get more for your money. And, they'd be right. We Americans love a bargain and if we get more for the money, so be it, regardless of the toll it takes on our bodies.
What are we to do?
Learning and remember what a serving size is for you body and caloric / fat / sodium/ etc. intake and you'll think you're about to starve!
How about ice cream ... yep, 1/2 cup is a serving in most cases. I'll have to put my serving spoon away and opt for a teaspoon when I eat ice cream! I have no restraint when it comes to ice cream. Better, for me, to forgo ice cream. Period.
How about that sandwich ... one slice or bread or two? ONE is a serving. Bummer.
Many of us are walking around with extra inches around our middle. We really shouldn't be surprised, should we?
Next up ... moving!
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Clean and simple eating is my goal. I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes. All recipes included cover several diet types...raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, and ketogenic. I have tried to remember to tag the recipes appropriately, but it is what it is.
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