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Data from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) show how average portion sizes have doubled in twenty years. This has significant impact on health. To offset this calorie inflation, we have to be more disciplined about exercise habits. The infographic below estimates the additional exercise required to burn off the excess calories associated with the current portion distortion.
Three of the five Golden Rules for BodyWHealth are particularly important in combating this extreme threat:
#2 Count Calories: awareness is the best defense
#3 No Excuses: exceeding calorie targets and skipping exercise have dire consequences
#4 Healthy Habits: eating and exercise patterns are habitual, and are within our control
Perhaps retro-menus will become fashionable one day. Until then, exercise self-discipline and enjoy yesterday’s portions in today’s restaurants.