Is Pizza Spiraling Out Of Control?
The campaigns are on: extra large pizza, a third bigger than the already obscene super jumbo pie; Kong pizza, the size of a fantastic great ape. Where are we going?
We already eat muffins, bagels, and croissants that are four times the size of those standard 30 years ago. We buy family packs to save money but only end up overflowing our plates. Our restaurant meals are super sized and bloated on enormous platters. Our expansive salad bowls have buried their greens under croutons, cheese, fruit, nuts, fried strips, and heavy cream dressings, and nouvelle cuisine has been laughed off the stage with hoots of derision at its paltry offerings.
The nutrition experts may debate about the best foods to eat, the balance we need in our daily intake, and the ratio of proteins to carbs to fats, but the growing paunch of America clearly reveals our real national problem.
It's not what we eat - it's HOW MUCH. If we ate exactly the same food we are scarfing now, but only a third as much, think of the thousands of pounds we would collectively lose!
If we can ignore the commercials and wrap our minds around the true concept of under eating, we'll be slimmer, healthier, and back in control.