Posts Tagged ‘diabetic’

Restaurant Portions Getting Bigger

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Many of your members may have trouble losing weight because they eat out in restaurants too often. Americans are beginning to eat out more than ever, averaging four to five times a week, because dining out has become more convenient and affordable. Restaurants are responding to the demand for meals at an affordable price by giving customers larger portions, usually two to three times larger than servings recommended by the American Diabetic Association. While the bigger portions are more affordable, many Americans have trouble controlling food intake, and often eat everything on their plates. Increased food intake results in an excess of calories and fat, which eventually leads to an increase in weight. (more…)