Over 20 years, portions have grown – Boston.com

I can’t decide if this news is surprising or not. But, according to an article on Bostom.com, portion sizes have grown over the past 20 years:

Along with the American waistline, the American plate and portion size have grown too. A study at Rutgers University supports earlier research that people today eat bigger servings than they did 20 years ago.

Note that this is not talking about portion sizes in restaurants, but  at home. We apparently put a whole lot more food on our plates now than we did back then. I cannot decide if that is true or not. ‘course, 20 years ago I was still in high school, living in my Mom’s house.

2 responses to “Over 20 years, portions have grown – Boston.com”

  1. I don’t see this as a problem as long as much of what I eat is low in calories. I don’t think I can trace any of my bulk to eating too much kale or too many tomatoes.
    I’m guessing that this is true of most if not virtually all of us.

  2. Ah, but a meal of just kale and tomatoes is not a meal, it is an appetizer! Or at least for me that is true. Without some protein and some starchy carbs, I am not satisfied. And unfortunately, eating too much of those will cause a problem.

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