I do want to say that I feel I can have just about anything when I eat slowly and savor my food. I hardly ever finish a serving in a restaurant anyway. I'd bet in these cases, I would get full less than halfway through. For the most part, though, I'd rather eat less rich foods because then I get hungry for my next meal in a reasonable amount of time. I also eat at home a lot, where I know what's in my food. When I go out, I don't worry quite as much what's in it because I don't do it often, and I tend to eat about the same volume of dense food (meaning my starch and protein) no matter what. I balance with freggies. I've gotten to the point where I can tell that I might choose to eat more lightly at my next meal just because I'll naturally want to balance things, not because I am trying to cut calories. However, this has taken a couple of years of eating mostly out of hunger and satiety, not emotion. It's not what we do at one meal that sinks us.
At the same time, it's still nuts for restaurants to offer such fare. But, as long as the customers keep buying-- and they do!-, they'll probably keep offering it.
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