Portions have gotten bigger over time so it makes sense that so has your waistline. The best change you can make to lose weight is
to reduce your portions to reflect true serving sizes.
In May Starbucks is introducing a new size the Trenta (31 oz) stating that customers have demanded a larger size for their iced coffees.
In the 1960s a hamburger was about 4 oz, fries were 3 oz and a soda was about 10 oz. Today the average hamburger is 7.6 oz, fries are about 7 oz and drinks – super-sized at 32 oz. Still we wonder why we have an obesity epidemic.
A bagel 20 years ago was 1.5 oz. Today it is 5 oz.
It isn’t that carbs are bad. It is that we are out of control.
Read your labels! BEWARE: One portion of food may contain multiple servings.
You may pick up a bottle of soda or juice and drink it as one portion but if you read the label there may be 2 or more servings in that one portion.
Be savvy and always check the labels. You may think pretzels are a good idea and then you turn over the bag and see that 7 pretzels is a serving. That isn’t a very filling snack. Find a better choice. Get more bang for your buck. Stop blaming and start taking charge of your portions.
Stay tuned for more info on portions.