🤔Have you heard of “Portion Distortion”?
This happens because our eyes have been tricked into thinking that a supersized portion of food is normal.
During the two decades between 1986 and 2016, fast food portion sizes jumped over 225%!!!
A grilled chicken Caesar salad used to be 1½ cups and 390 calories. Now, that same serving is 3½ cups and 790 calories!
An average chocolate chip cookie used to measure 1½ inches (38 mm) across and contains 55 calories. Now, a typical cookie measures 3½ inches (89 mm) across and contains 220 calories. (I’m not complaining about this one!)
But… the growing portion sizes happened at the same time the rate of obesity grew across the world.
Getting more food for your money can seem like a good value, but there is a problem.
When we are served more, we EAT more. And we can start to think that the bigger serving size is normal.
The solution? Be aware!
Read labels, listen to your body’s fullness cues, and try tools like the formula in my latest ebook, The Plate Perfect Guide: Your Quick & Easy Guide to Balanced Eating. You can grab a copy here! https://www.thrivepages.co/8ab5ba90-6c0e-11ee-a9eb-0a77ff74ecc5
Being informed is your first step! 💪