Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Munchable Soapbox: Super-Size Please

Ever walk out of a Starbucks with Venti latte? Or buy an a "value-pack" of something or other, with 30% more, just because it was a better deal? Well, apparently (and not surprisingly) the trend for the past sixty years has been bigger is better. Americans are on average 26 pounds heavier than our 1950's counterparts, and restaurant portion sizes have quadrupled (not to mention, as a society we eat out a lot more)!

What are some of the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) suggestions for avoiding this calorie trap? When eating out, ask for a smaller portion, split with a friend, or save half for later. And in everyday living, consume water not juice, soda, or coffee drinks and eat more fruits and veggies! Hmm, I don't know, sounds difficult...

Want fries with that?
CDC The New (Ab)normal

On an aside, according to the CDC, the average size of a chocolate bar has increased 1233% since 1900!

Visit the Center for Disease Control's New (Ab)Normal Website.

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