Portion Distortion - changes in meal sizes over the last 20 years

  • metta

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    Dec 21, 2009 6:14 PM GMT


    Portion changes over the last 20 years:

    1. Two Slices of Pizza

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    You’d have to play golf (walking and carrying your clubs) for an hour to burn the extra 350 calories.
    2. Bagel

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    You would have to rake leaves for 50 minutes to burn the extra 210 calories added over the last 20 years to the average bagel.

    3. Movie Popcorn

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    You’d have to do water aerobics for 1 hour and 15 minutes to burn the extra 360 calories.
    4. Cheeseburger

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    You’d have to lift weights for1 hour and 30 minutes to burn off the 257 calories.
    5. Chicken Caesar Salad

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    Yes, even “healthy” food has exploded in size over the last 20 years. You’d have to walk your dog for 1 hour and 20 minutes to burn the 400 calories. (If you don’t have a dog, you’d have to buy one first.)
    6. Cup of Coffee

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    You’d have to walk 1 hour and 20 minutes to burn the extra 305 calories.
    7. Soda

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    In the early ’70s, 6.5 ouncers were popular. Today it’s 20 ounces, or more (Super Big Gulp = 44 oz = 700 calories!) You’d have to work in the garden for 35 minutes to burn the extra 165 calories.
    8. Turkey Sandwich

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    You’d need to ride a bike for 1 hour and 25 minutes to burn the extra 500 calories.
    9. French Fries

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    You’d need to walk leisurely for1 hour and 10 minutes to burn the extra 400 calories.
    10. Spaghetti and Meatballs

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    You’d need to houseclean for 2 hours and 35 minutes to burn off the extra 525 calories.


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  • metta

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    Dec 21, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    [quote]

    5 little-known facts about cake and calories:

    1) If you drink diet soda with your cake, it will cancel out the calories in the cake.

    2) If no one sees you eating the cake, what you eat contains no calories.

    3) The calories listed per serving on the package applies to YOUR serving size, regardless of how big it is, as long as you eat it in one sitting.

    4) Since chocolate comes from cocao trees, chocolate is actually a fruit, and fruit contains no calories.

    5) Cake contains no calories, because it's baked. Baking kills all the calories in the cake batter.

    [/quote]



    P.S: I don't drink soda. I just thought this was funny. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    metta8 said[quote]
    2) If no one sees you eating the cake, what you eat contains no calories.


    I like this one. I used to work in a call centre with some of the biggest women you'll ever see in your life. Never did I see them eat anything other than lettuce based salads for lunch. It's extraordinary how fattening lettuce can be!
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    If you break a cookie in half, most of the calories will leak out.
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    This is a phenomenon that is mostly based in the united states icon_neutral.gif
    In fastfood, resteraunts, movie theaters etc


    I can't buy fat-free milk, in anything larger than a liter, yet in Costco I can pick up two gallons, you can't buy bags of candy larger than 250g yet yet you can get a kilogram or more, yogurt and soda cans come in a 6 pack, the biggest bag of chips is about 300g, the largest individual candy bar is about 60g no more than 350 calories....

    The largest coke you can buy at the movies or any fast food restaurant is 600ml the small is about 250ml and the medium 450ml,

    It's not priced to encourage you to trade up either in Europe a large coke in McDonalds is $3.50 in the USA it's $1 and it's double the size

    it's sooooo cheap to stuff yourself with junkfood, I reckon you could hit your daily calorie requirement for $3/4 if you chose to

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    Dec 21, 2009 11:59 PM GMT

    People looked good twenty years ago too. But you also always saw them dancing, walking, and being outside: things you don't see very often today. I walk, jog, and run. I almost never see another, only sometimes and we look at each other like we just saw a ghost.
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    Dec 22, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    I'm hungry
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    Dec 22, 2009 12:17 AM GMT
    Me too...
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    Dec 22, 2009 12:29 AM GMT

    then bite me then icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 22, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    If you eat chocolate in a group with others it has no calories

    If the chocolate was a gift, then it has no calories

    If you eat chocolate while doing something else, like watching TV it has no calories.
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    Dec 22, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    OH yea, believe you me baby... If you were within reach of my arms, I'd leave a few teeth marks... Gggggrrrrrrrrrrr

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    then bite me then icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 22, 2009 1:18 AM GMT
    steltom saidOH yea, believe you me baby... If you were within reach of my arms, I'd leave a few teeth marks... Gggggrrrrrrrrrrr

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    then bite me then icon_twisted.gif

    Oh heavens, can I get a few of those marks too??
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    Dec 22, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    loveeee having a fast metabolism. these portions mean nothing to me, hopefully wont for at least 10 more years.
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    Dec 22, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    The image for the soda is kind of disturbing.
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    Dec 22, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    The nutritionist for the base here recommends drink a full glass of water before and during you meal to cut hunger and eating slowly. When I lived in Japan the sizes mirror their European versions, with anything large being what we call a medium.

    It's so sad but you have to budget to eat right/clean and it's soo F**ked up!