More On Nutrients

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healthychoiceFrom Your Health Journal…..”An excellent article I wanted to promote written by Dr. Brian Parr for the Aiken Standard entitled Know your nutrients: Fats. This is an excellent written article about the macro-nutrients, which include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. This article focused primarily on fats, which does get a bad rap with many people looking to eat healthy. The truth is, there are good and bad fats. Some bad fats are hidden in many foods as they increase shelf life of the product, add texture, and add some great taste. But, there are many good fats that maintain and regulate body temperature, maintain hormonal levels, insulate the body, protect body organs, help with the absorption and distribution of vitamins A,D,E, & K, and strengthen our muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints. Please visit the Aiken Standard web site (link provided below) to read the complete article. It was well written and very educational.”

From the article…..

Since March is National Nutrition Month, I am writing about the major nutrients in our diets: carbohydrates, fats and protein. Last week I provided information about carbohydrates, the major energy source in our diets. This week I will write about fats, including saturated fats, unsaturated (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans) fats, omega-3 fats and cholesterol.

Fats tend to get a bad reputation since they are higher in calories than carbohydrates and protein and are associated with obesity and heart disease when eaten in excess. While this is true and some dietary fats are detrimental to your health, others have health benefits. These benefits are linked to the effect of the fats on the LDL (“bad”) and HDL (“good”) cholesterol in your blood.

Cholesterol is only found in animals and is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Saturated fats are primarily consumed in animals as well as tropical oils such as palm and coconut oil and tend to raise LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. In fact, saturated fat is more strongly linked to heart disease than is cholesterol.

Unsaturated fats are found in plant oils. Polyunsaturated fats tend to lower both LDL and HDL cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats are associated with lower LDL, but they do not lower HDL cholesterol – this is better. Oils high in polyunsaturated fats include corn and soybean oil while olive and canola oils are rich in monounsaturated fats.

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Less Sleep May Trigger More Snacking

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sleepFrom Your Health Journal…..”A very good article on the Health.com web site via HealthDay News entitled Less Sleep May Trigger More Snacking, Calories. Sleep is a very important component to good health. It helps us rest and recharge for the next day, strengthens our immune system. gives vital organs a chance to rest, improves cognitive skills, reduces stress, and keeps many of our bodies chemical levels balanced. Adequate sleep also keeps hormones related to appetite stable. If we do not get enough sleep, sometimes our bodies and brain do not work together, and we do not realize our ‘bellies’ are full. So, we tend to eat more. Getting adequate sleep allows our body and brain to team up so we know when to stop eating. In a recent study, participants whose sleep was limited to five hours burned 5 percent more energy than those who could sleep for nine hours, but they consumed 6 percent more calories. Please visit the Health.com web site (link provided below) to read the complete article.”

From the article…..

Too little sleep with unlimited food availability leads to too much eating and weight gain, according to a small new study.

“I don’t think extra sleep by itself is going to lead to weight loss,” Kenneth Wright, director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said in a university news release. “Problems with weight gain and obesity are much more complex than that. But I think it could help.”

Wright and colleagues monitored 16 young, lean, healthy male and female adults who lived for about two weeks at the University of Colorado Hospital, which has a sleep suite. For the first three days, all the participants had the opportunity to sleep nine hours a night and were given meals that contained only enough calories to maintain their weight.

For the next five-day period, the participants were split into two groups. One group’s sleep was limited to five hours a night, while the other group could sleep for nine hours. Both groups were offered larger meals and had access to healthy and unhealthy snacks throughout the day. After those five days, the groups switched.

On average, participants whose sleep was limited to five hours burned 5 percent more energy than those who could sleep for nine hours, but they consumed 6 percent more calories.

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Children In U.S. Eating Fewer Calories

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healthyjunkFrom Your Health Journal…..”A very interesting article in the Salt Lake Tribune via The New York Times news service written by Abrina Tavernise entitled Children In U.S. Eating Fewer Calories. Over the past week, I have written my displeasure with the US being called the fat capital of the world in many articles I found on the net – then I produced articles from other countries like Canada, Britain, Mexico, Australia, and China stating how they have similar concerns. There is no doubt the US has a weight issue, but they are not alone. Health care cost may skyrocket in the future if change does not occur…. change is also needed to reduce obesity related illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and weaker joints.

Then, we read a refreshing articles which states how American children consumed fewer calories in 2010 than they did a decade before. Health experts said the findings offered an encouraging sign that the epidemic of obesity might be easing, but cautioned that the magnitude of the decline was too small to move the needle much. Please visit the Salt Lake Tribune (link provided below) to read the entire article. It was well written and informative.”

From the article…..

American children consumed fewer calories in 2010 than they did a decade before, a new federal analysis shows. Health experts said the findings offered an encouraging sign that the epidemic of obesity might be easing, but cautioned that the magnitude of the decline was too small to move the needle much.

And while energy intake has not changed considerably for adults in recent years, fewer of their calories are coming from fast food, researchers said. Obesity rates for adults have plateaued after years of increases. A third of adults are obese.

The results of the research on childhood consumption patterns, the only federal analysis of calorie trends among children in recent years, came as a surprise to researchers. For boys, calorie consumption declined by about 7 percent to 2,100 calories a day over the period of the analysis, from 1999 through 2010. For girls, it dropped by 4 percent to 1,755 calories a day.

“To reverse the current prevalence of obesity, these numbers have to be a lot bigger,” said Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University. “But they are trending in the right direction and that’s good news.”

National obesity rates for children have been flat in recent years, but some cities have reported modest declines. The new evidence of a lower calorie intake for children may also foreshadow a broader national shift, experts said.

“A harbinger of change is a good phrase,” said R. Bethene Ervin, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of the authors of the report. “But to see if it’s really a real trend we would obviously need more years of data.”

A drop in carbohydrate consumption drove the decline, a point of particular interest for those who study childhood obesity. Sugars are carbohydrates, and many argue that those added to food like cereal and soda during processing are at the heart of the childhood obesity epidemic. Ervin said it was not clear whether such added sugars alone were behind the carbohydrate decline.

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The “Case” For Eating Greener

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broccoliYour Health Journal…..”I wanted to promote a great article today in The Observer by Patty Hammond about the importance of eating healthy, especially your vegetables. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may reduce risk for heart disease. Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers. Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as some vegetables and fruits, may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Eating foods such as vegetables that are lower in calories per cup instead of some other higher-calorie food may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake. I suggest you visit The Observer web site (link provided below) to read the complete article. It is one of the most informative articles I have read recently.”

From the article…..

If you want to attain and maintain a healthy weight, as well as reduce your risk for developing chronic disease, it’s time to realize how important it is to eat your vegetables.

Not only do vegetables provide loads of nutrients like potassium, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber, eating more of them can also help you consume fewer calories overall. That’s because fiber-containing foods, like vegetables, make you feel full more quickly. Plus, most vegetables are lower in fat and calories per cup than other foods and you won’t find any cholesterol in them. However, you need to be smart about how you prepare and serve them because sauces and seasonings can quickly add a lot of fat, calories, and sometimes even cholesterol to your vegetable dishes.

So how many vegetables should you be eating every day? Probably more than you’re currently eating, if you’re like most people. This is especially true if you eat a lot of greasy starchy fast food French fries and not many other vegetables. According to MyPlate.gov, the amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. Most adults should try to eat at least two or three cups of vegetables a day. When determining how much a single serving should be, just remember that, in general, one cup of vegetable juice, raw or cooked vegetables is a single serving, but when you eat raw leafy greens you need to eat two full cups to count them as one serving.
– See more at: http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/582014/Eat-greener-during-National-Nutrition-Month.html?nav=5060#sthash.3j00XcaW.dpuf

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Pre-school Obesity

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exerciseFrom Your Health Journal…..”A great article from My San Antonio written by Jessica Belasco about pre-school obesity. Obesity is on the rise all over the world, affecting adults and children. So many children face obese related illness such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, asthma, weak joints, and heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, high triglycerides, high insulin). There are many contributors to this epidemic, including large amounts of sedentary time – homework, technology….as well as poor dietary habits. According to a new report, public health officials are worrying about excessive weight gain in the first months and years of life. More than 20 percent of children between ages 2 and 5 already are overweight or obese. Not much research has been done in helping these young children reduce the obesity problem, as much of the attention goes to older children and adults. In San Antonio, health officials believe that interventions among minority preschool children can help them develop more healthful habits. So many of these pre-schoolers eating habits are established at such a young age, which is where working with parents is essential. Please visit the My SA web site (link provided below) to read the complete artilce.”

From the article…..

Parents fall in love with chubby-cheeked infants with pudgy thighs. As children grow, their parents encourage them to clean their plates to fuel their development.

But public health officials are worrying about excessive weight gain in the first months and years of life. More than 20 percent of children between ages 2 and 5 already are overweight or obese, according to an Institute of Medicine report released in 2011, and this can set them on a dangerous trajectory toward lifelong obesity. And minority children are at a higher risk.

While mountains of studies have focused on obesity prevention in older children and adults, there hasn’t been as much research looking at young children. But researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found that interventions among minority preschool children can help them develop more healthful habits. Their study about a pilot program for preschoolers ran in the journal Childhood Obesity in October.

“So many of their eating habits are established at such a young age that this is where we’re really needing to work with parents and get the parents’ buy-in,” says Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center and a co-author of the study. “In the Latino culture, a healthy baby is a chubby baby. They do gain that cute baby fat, but we’re seeing nowadays so many parents letting them have so much sugared beverages and so forth at such an early age that they kind of become addicted to sweets and salt.”

The goal of the local study, called “Míranos! Look at Us, We Are Healthy!” was to create environments both at school and at home to help kids develop healthful lifestyle habits. The intent was not to promote weight loss, because the kids are growing, but to promote healthy weight gain.

The results were positive: Kids who received the intervention showed increases in outdoor physical activity and consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat milk, as well as higher gains of gross motor skills, compared to the kids who did not receive the intervention. They were more willing to drink water. And the intervention controlled their weight gain.

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7 Healthy Snacks For TV Couch Time

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By Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH

familytv#1: Popcorn

At home you can prepare popcorn in a healthy way. Air-popped popcorn is a relatively healthy treat. Three cups of popcorn have just 93 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. Do not add butter or salt.

#2: Pistachios, Walnuts or Almonds

Nuts are a great heart-healthy snack full of antioxidants, fiber, and good fats. A 1/2-cup serving only has 170 calories, with 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. However, they contain 14 grams of fat, so do not stuff yourself on them.

#3: Red Grapes

At the top of the pile is red grapes. Full of anti-oxidants and vitamins, red grapes are nature’s answer to sweet candy. There will never be a processed snack food that comes close to matching the nutrition and health benefits of fruits and vegetables. They’re good frozen, too.

#4: Pita Chips with Hummus or Guacamole

This is another snack you must make on your own if you want it healthy. All you need is a large, whole-wheat pita. Cut the edge of the pita into chip-size pieces. and then bake them in the oven until crispy before serving with hummus or guacamole dip.

#5: Relish Tray

Pickled vegetables are extremely low in calories and a great alternative to snacking on high fat, high sugar processed foods. Marinating your vegetables in vinegar or heart-healthy olive oil will control the amount of salt you eat.

pizza#6: Mini-pizzas

All you need is a whole-wheat pita round, low sodium tomato sauce and non-fat mozzarella cheese. Pile on the vegetables and herbs for great taste and enjoyment. Bake for 10-15 minutes in an oven at 400˚.

#7: Green Tea

You may not think this is technically a snack, but the health benefits of drinking just one cup of green tea a day can allow you to splurge a little more than usual and still keep your figure intact. (1)

For more information about cholesterol levels, diet and exercise visit: www.HeartEasy.com

– Kac Young , a former television director and producer, has earned a Ph.D. in Natural Health and is a Doctor of both Clinical Hypnotherapy and Naturopathy. She is the author 10 books. Heart Easy is a system of nutritionally sound, delicious meals that promote heart health, long life and taste great. Traditional recipes are turned into heart healthy meals that anyone can make. The health results are outstanding.

While earning her Ph.D. in Natural Health and a Doctorate in Naturopathy, she completed 36 courses in nutrition from Baylor University.

She also earned a doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Her practice includes, weight control, smoking cessation, behavior modification, stress reduction, past-life regression, meditation training and phobia management. Her books include: “Heart Easy, The Food Lover’s Guide to Heart Healthy Eating,” “Discover Your Spiritual Genius,” “Feng Shui the Easy Way,” “Dancing with the Moon,” “21 Days to the Love of Your Life,” “Gold Mind,” “Cheese Dome Power,” The Path to Fabulous,” “The Quick Guide to Bach Flower Remedies” and “Supreme Healing.”

References: (1) Inspired by: www.mydailymoment.com

Children And Diets

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junkfoodFrom Your Health Journal…..”A very good article in the Irish Examiner by Áilín Quinlan entitled Is it right to put a child on a diet? that I wanted to promote here to send some readers to their site. One question I do get asked often is about dieting for kids, which this article touches upon. This article first starts be discussing the plight of a young girl and her mother – as the child had been gaining weight, and the mom was trying to help her keep the weight off.

Now, this article comes from Ireland, and as many of my regular visitors know, I have been discussing obesity around the world lately to show that it is not just a problem in the US – but in Ireland, a study was performed to see if people felt children were overweight. In the Growing Up in Ireland Study (2011), 54% of parents of overweight children, and 20% of parents of obese children, reported their children were ‘about the right’ weight for their height. So, in ‘many’ cases, children and their parents thought all was well. The question then arises, is it safe for children to diet? My answer is it depends on the child and the family. First, no child should diet without discussion with their child’s pediatrician, dietician, or nutritionist. Most people do not properly apply a diet to a child, and neglect many food groups. Professional help is essential. Usually, for me to be okay with a diet for a child, they are morbidly obese, and need help immediately. Most children are still growing, and with a regular exercise program, correct portion size, reduction of liquid candy, and healthier snacks – most kids will be on the path to a better weight and healthier lifestyle. Regardless, please visit the Irish Examiner to read the complete article, the link is provided below.”

From the article…..

When Dara-Lynn Weiss decided to come ‘the heavy’ with her overweight seven-year-old, she couldn’t have imagined the controversy.

The New York writer’s account of putting her daughter, Bea, on a diet and micro-managing everything she ate, even in public, has provoked debate in America, and here, where two in ten Irish children are obese or overweight.

By the age of seven, Bea’s weight was worryingly high. “When we intervened, she was 20lbs above a healthy weight and 30lbs above average,” Weiss says.

Yet Bea did gymnastics and dance and regularly played in the park, and the family diet was healthy and didn’t include junk food.

So what was the problem? Quantity, says Weiss, who has written a book, aptly titled The Heavy.

Since the age of three, Bea, who loved food, had been overweight. Weiss decided to control Bea’s portions — but worried about the implications. “You’d be afraid of giving your child issues. You’d feel nervous about telling her to stop eating. At the same time, I knew she needed limits.”

That first, gentle intervention yielded poor results. “Bea gained 23 pounds in the year I was trying to help her,” Weiss says.

The family saw a paediatric nutritionist. Frightened by the numbers, Weiss decided to act the ‘heavy’. “I was very strict with Bea. This was a medical problem.”

Although the programme was not extreme, Weiss says she was “severe in my implementation,” because her daughter couldn’t fit into kids’ clothes. “She was shopping with me in adult stores. You’re terrified of the health implications, and also that your child’s experience of life is affected by being overweight — overweight children are made to feel bad about their weight. Bea complained and fought.

“We’d have dinner as a family and her brother would eat twice as much as her … but I had to be the enforcer.”

Weiss was tormented by doubts and the disapproval of others. Many people, including Bea’s grandparents, objected to the strict regime, but Weiss refused to yield. “You force your children to brush their teeth until they do it on their own — I felt, when Bea was seven, that I was forcing her to eat the right way.”

Bea is now a healthy weight for a nine-year-old. Yet Weiss is careful about preaching. “This is what I did for my family and it worked for us,” she says. “Every family is different and every child is different. The circumstances are so complicated, and I don’t agree with the one-size-fits-all theory.”

Things are not so different in Ireland, where child obesity is rocketing and, where, like Weiss, parents of overweight children are between a rock and a hard place.

If parents limit treats and portion sizes, they risk damaging their child’s self-confidence. Yet if they don’t, they may be putting their child’s health at risk.

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Aussies Need To Shape Up Eating Habits To Improve Health

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applescaleFrom Your Health Journal…..”A very interesting article today in an Australian publication called The Sunshine Coast Daily. I have been researching articles most of the day today about obesity in countries other than the United States. As I said earlier, some media has painted the United States as the fat capital of the world. My contention, although there is a problem in the United States, it is more worldwide. I have produced articles from local publications over the last couple days from Mexico, the United Kingdom, Canada, and now Australia. Many countries around the world have similar issues / concerns as the US – too much technology, not enough healthy eating, less amounts of sleep, and hydrating with caloric beverages other than water. The cost of obesity in Australia was reported in 2008 at more than $8 billion, primarily due to poor diet related to excessive consumption of energy-dense, nutrition-poor food high saturated fats, sugar and salts. Please visit The Sunshine Coast Daily web site (link provided below) to view the complete article. I found it interesting and informative. At the end of the article, they give suggested dietary guidelines which include eating healthier, getting more exercise, eat age appropriate sizes that are more nutritious, increasing the daily amount of fruits / vegetables, eat more fiber, reduce dairy, drink more water, reduce saturated fats, reduce salt intake, reduce sugar intake, and educate others around you on healthy lifestyle. It is a tough undertaking, but with guidance and support, anything is possible.”

From the article…..

Australians are being encouraged to eat healthier, with release of updated national dietary guidelines today.

The guidelines were last updated in 2003, and the latest update takes into account improved evidence of the increased risk of some diseases to excessive consumption of certain foods.

Major changes to the guidelines included a move from recommendation on how much specific nutrients people should eat to a focus on food choice.

The National Health and Medical Research Council released a statement which said the guidelines essentially aim to improve health and well-being and reduce the risk of chronic disease and diet-related conditions such as obesity.

Such conditions were on the rise, the NHMRC said, with 60% of Australian adults and 25% of children now overweight or obese, a figure expected to rise to 83% of men and 75% of women to be obese by 2025.

The cost of obesity in Australia was reported in 2008 at more than $8 billion, primarily due to poor diet related to excessive consumption of energy-dense, nutrition-poor food high saturated fats, sugar and salts.

Under the new guidelines, Australians were advised to be physically active everyday, enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods and limit their intake of food high in saturated fat, salt, sugars and alcohol.

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The Truth About Weight Loss

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bigpantsFrom Your Health Journal…..”A great article recently in the LA Daily News by LeeAnn Weintraub called The Truth About Weight Loss. As mentioned many times here, there are many stories out there about how to lose weight – some of them seem like they can create a miracle, causing someone to set up for huge success, only to be disappointed with failure. I read many things online or in magazines, and sometimes I say to myself when I read about some new diet – “where is the evidence / study to prove this works.” Today’s article goes over many myths about weight loss.

Some things this article discusses are:

* Set idealistic weight loss goals.

* Snacking does not cause weight gain.

* A balanced lifestyle works best.

* It’s OK to lose weight quickly.

* Timing is key.

* Physical activity keeps weight off.

My thoughts on this are very simple. I think weight loss has become very confusing for many people, as it has become very complicated. One day it is okay or safe to try one method of losing weight, the next day, a different story. Then, a new diet comes out that will cause a miracles.

The bottom line, 4 things to remember. Eat nutritional meals (a correct portion size), get physical activity each day, get plenty of sleep, and hydrate properly. Please visit the LA Daily News web site (link provided below) to read the complete article.”

From the article…..

There are a lot of myths out there about how to lose weight. Whether you are trying to shed five pounds or 55 pounds and keep it off, it is important to focus on the facts of weight loss.

When you are able to sort through the misconceptions and outdated beliefs and use scientifically sound weight loss strategies, getting fit is not as tough.

An article published in The New England Journal of Medicine last month shed light on weight loss myths. Here are a few surprising ones worth dispelling:

Set idealistic weight loss goals.

While many people believe that small, achievable weight-loss goals are best, it may be the overzealous ones that get the job done. In fact, ambitious goals were associated with better results. Setting a weight-loss goal and visualizing it is one of the first steps to take when starting a weight-loss plan.

Snacking does not cause weight gain.

When looking at the data, there is no relationship between snacking and obesity or weight gain. Eating small, healthy snacks like a piece of fruit or a cup of yogurt may be a smart way to prevent overeating at meal time.

A balanced lifestyle works best.

If you’re under the belief that cutting down to four instead of five slices of pizza or the walking you do around the office is going to lead to a huge weight loss over time, you might be mistaken. While making changes does help, it is more important to keep an eye on your total diet, and by including the right level of exercise, results will follow. If you eat well and stay physically active, you can still enjoy your favorites like soda or pizza in moderation. Over time, a balanced lifestyle is a better recipe for long-term, sustained weight loss.

It’s OK to lose weight quickly.

While it is a common belief that weight loss should be slow and gradual, an analysis of the research shows that weight lost rapidly with very-low-calorie diets was just as successful as slower weight loss over the long run.

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Reduce Obesity By Offering Choices

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badfoodchoicesFrom Your Health Journal…..”A very interesting article recently by The Morning Call, written by Cass R. Sunstein – the article is called Reduce Obesity By Offering Consumer Choices. The article begins by stating almost 70% of Americans have been overweight or obese in recent years, and more than 78 million people in the country have been counted as obese. Wow, these numbers are high. The article suggests that portion sizes must be reduced, as it appears many just eat whatever is put in front of them. This includes children, who are not mini adults, and should have portions appropriate to their size. According to the CDC, the average U.S. restaurant meal is more than five times larger than it was in the 1950s. Again, wow – why the change. Something needs to be done, and fast to reverse this epidemic. How many times have you had a bowl of chips in front of you, but you just keep eating and eating, then 30 minutes later, dinner and dessert. So, one helpful hint is to try smaller portions, and when done, stop eating for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, if still hungry, eat a little more, but not a lot. Please visit The Morning Call web site (link provided below) to read the complete article. I found it very informative and educational.”

From the article…..

Almost 70 percent of Americans have been overweight or obese in recent years, and more than 78 million people in the country have been counted as obese.

The problem has many sources, but one of them is obvious: increased portion sizes. We have a lot of evidence that people will eat whatever is put in front of them, even if they aren’t hungry. As portion sizes expand, waistlines expand as well.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average U.S. restaurant meal is more than five times larger than it was in the 1950s. The average hamburger, once less than 4 ounces, is now more than 12 ounces. The average order of French fries, once less than 3 ounces, is now more than 6 ounces. There is a clear correlation between increases in portion sizes and increases in obesity.

That correlation helps explain why obesity has been more prevalent in the U.S. than in France. The French eat high-calorie food, but their portion sizes are smaller. In supermarkets and restaurants, and in portion sizes recommended in cookbooks, Americans are given significantly bigger servings. Even at McDonald’s, where we might expect identical sizes, servings of soda and French fries have been found to be larger in Philadelphia than in Paris.

Brian Wansink, a Cornell University professor of consumer behavior, helps to explain why portion sizes have such a large effect. He finds that much of our eating is mindless or automatic in that we tend to eat whatever is in front of us. If you are given a half-pound bag of M&Ms, chances are that you will eat about half as much as you will if you are given a one-pound bag. People who receive large bowls of ice cream eat a lot more than those who get small bowls.

In one of Wansink’s fiendish experiments, people were provided with a large bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup and told to eat as much as they liked. Unbeknownst to them, the soup bowls were engineered to refill themselves (with empty bottoms connected to machinery beneath the table). No matter how much soup the subjects ate, the bowl never emptied. The result? Soup consumption skyrocketed. Many people just kept eating until the experiment was ended.

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