On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 18:50:27 -0500, "Jennifer Austin" <[email protected]> wrote: >It's the "Super Sized" culture that's being shoved down our throats. More >is always better, isn't it? People go to buffets and make multiple trips to >make sure they get their money's worth. I hear it all the time when the >ladies at Curves talk about local restaurants "Such and such a place gives >you more fish in their fish fry," etc. Two entirely different points. Super sizing is a marketing/sales gimmick butt we as consumers match quantity with value at the buffet table. >Here's a link to an online quiz about "portion distortion." >http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/ Nice link. >A part of my overall weight problem is related to portion sizes because I >like to eat massive quantities of food. I have nearly overcome that with >the HMR diet, but I'm finding I still like to eat a lot at times - so that's >when I eat a lot of spinach and mushrooms and salad with my entree, rather >than potato or beans. ?????? >I bring my lunch to work and sit with a few friends. For my diet, I have an >HMR entree (just a tad smaller than a Lean Cuisine) and then I have 1 cup of >cooked vegetables with it and/or a piece of fruit depending on how hungry I >am at the time (or if I ate my fruit for a mid-morning snack). I keep my >veggies in a 1 cup ziplock container. The first few times since I started >this, someone would always say "Is that *all* you're going to eat?" I hear this all the time. I answer "yes." Usually, that ends the conversation. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap031011.html Lift well, Eat less, Walk fast, Live long.