Who Decides Portion Sizes for Restaurants?
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Thanks to a sweet sparkie friend mentioning chinese food yesterday, I decided I wanted chinese food for dinner last night. Now chinese is a rare treat in my house. I probably only order it 3-4 times a year and I can't remember the last time I went out for it.
OMG how much food do they expect you to eat at a sitting? Last night I really stuffed myself. (As I said, it's a rare treat these days.) I still only finished 1/4 of the rice and about 1/3 of my meal. I didn't touch the eggroll. And I'm glad it didn't come with soup! Hubby assures me they didn't make the portions bigger than the last time, but I don't know if I believe him.
Most restaurant dinners are large enough for two people to share - with leftovers! And the sad thing is that restaurants who cut back on serving sizes are going to lose customers. We're a nation of dieters, so why is everything so supersized? You would think with all the medical problems these days that people would start realizing that bigger isn't better. And yet, I dare you to find a restaurant that serves a portion size that's really a portion size not 2-3!
Okay, end rant. I just need to personally work harder and not being a member of the clean plate club like mommy always wanted me to be! Sorry mommy!