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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 14, 2014.
Sobering news for Americans.
Nice graphics. :laugh:
I have noticed a difference in what is considered a meal "portion" here in the States than in other places. Here, what I have observed, they seem to be larger.
You notice correctly. Not just in restaurants though the portions there are larger than they used to be. If you go to a restaurant that specializes in buffets notice the average size of the patrons there. Also have you noticed even the small drink at fast food places would have been considered LARGE years ago.
Gluttony is America's favorite, uncriticized sin.
I've heard that, too.
But I typically eat my full meal, when we go out, and that would include a 24 oz lager. At buffets I'm good for three trips. I hover around 190 pounds. To hear some self-righteous busy-body talk about portion control makes me wonder when they're going to stop trying to tell everyone how to live.
Yeah, I also think America is becoming more physically active now thanks to a lot of new fun and trendy workout programs and gyms that offer a teamlike and social atmosphere.
But it seems to be predominately women who are becoming more active. There is a great walking trail near where I live. I am seeing increasing numbers of women walking, women of all ages ... but not an increasing number of men.
At the senior center where I go daily for exercise classes there are about 30 women in each class and four men in the one. In one exercise class I am the only male. In two others there are two of us and in one three.
Men appear to care less about themselves, their looks, their health and their physical activity than women. No wonder men die younger.
You'd be surprised at how well the men's softball and hockey leagues are run, and the facilities maintained, for a little Rocky Mountain town. And there's a bike path system that crosses the valley, going up several single track trails into the mountains.
It's my experience that folks can eat how they want, as long as they drink plenty of water and exercise. I've laid off the Ben & Jerry's, myself.