|percentages, gotta love 'em....
||[Oct. 6th, 2006|09:06 am]
A Word to the Wise
We're overeating. To the tune 500 calories per day. That's how many more calories we routinely eat today versus 30 years ago. No wonder we're gaining weight!
Where do the extra calories come from? Sweetened beverages and fast food are two oft-mentioned culprits, but I put my money on expanding portion sizes contributing to our expanding waistlines.
You've probably encountered one of the Frisbee-size cookies strategically placed next to the cash register at delis and quick stops. Did you know that those cookies are 700 times bigger than a standard cookie? Virtually every kind of food is now larger than it used to be: Muffins are 333 percent larger; pasta servings, 450 percent larger; and bagels, 200 percent bigger than they were 30 years ago.
Wow.. did you say seven hundred times bigger than a standard cookie? that is a lot of calories.... in fact, it would represent somewhere in the region of 35 packets of Maryland cookies, amalgamated into one giant cookie mass... they must have really big ovens :o