Certainly many, if not most, Americans are too concerned with getting huge portions of inexpensive food rather than more reasonably sized portions of higher quality food. Many chain restaurants actively contribute to this gluttony. Some time ago I read a nutritional analysis of some Olive Garden entrs, all of which were more than 1,000 calories, and quitea few being 1,200 calories or more. Of course, those figures didn’t take into account the free bread and butter many people enjoy, nor did the figures reflect the soup, free seconds, desserts, and sugary drinks taken with the meals. By the time some people finish shoveling the food down their gullets they could be approaching, if not exceeding, enough calories for two days of eating, maybe more. And there seems to be, in many cases, a decided lack of vegetable, and whatever salads are available are often covered with creamy, high fat dressings.
Frankly, it’s disgusting the way some people eat and the huge fat and salt laden portions that some restaurants serve.What’s wrong with moderation?