Caloric Overconsumption Even if it doesn’t tell the whole story, it gives us a starting spot.
Food choice is not the same as intake volume decisions. Health Halos – like a get out of jail free cards for eating. When a person eats “healthy”, on average, they eat 34% more calories.
Who you eat with Plate size – people consume (on average) 92% of what is on their plate – smaller plates lead to smaller consumption Serving utensil size– nutrition experts served themselves 31% more when using a larger serving spoon Serving dish size – Those serving out of a gallon bowl served 53% more and ate 59% more than those serving out of 2 half gallon bowls.
Twenty years ago 500 Calories Today 850 Calories
Twenty years ago Coffee with milk and sugar 8 oz. 45 Calories Today Grande café mocha with whip and 2% milk 16 oz. 330 Calories
Twenty years ago 5 cups 270 Calories Today Tub 630 Calories
Twenty years ago 3 in. diameter 140 Calories Today Noah’s Plain Bagel 5-6 in. diameter 350 Calories
Twenty years ago 333 Calories Today 590 Calories
Original 8 oz. bottle 97 Calories 12 oz. can 145 Calories 20 oz. bottle 242 Calories
According to the National Soft Drink Association (NSDA), consumption of soft drinks is now over 600 12-ounce servings per person per year. Since the late 1970`s the soft drink consumption in the United States has doubled for females and tripled for males. The highest consumption is in the males between the ages of 12 - 29; they average 1/2 gallon a day or 160 gallons a year. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db71.htm
Mindless Eating – Brian Wansink http://mindlesseating.org/pdf/Mindless_Dieting_01.pdf http://mindlesseating.org/pdf/NutriAction(2004)-Wansink.pdf Consider the Cupcake: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat- run/2012/12/04/consider-the-cupcake-a-barometer-of-american-tastehttp://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat- run/2012/12/04/consider-the-cupcake-a-barometer-of-american-taste Divine Caroline: Portions Sizes: Then vs. Now: http://www.divinecaroline.com/22175/49492-portion-size-vs-now http://www.divinecaroline.com/22175/49492-portion-size-vs-now