July - September 2010 Edition: Naples Health

20 years ago ... A restaurant serving of

spaghetti and meatballs was 500 calories. Now, it’s 1,025.

Beware of Those

Stealth Calories THE PORTIONS YOU’RE SERVED ARE GETTING

BIGGER … AND ARE CREATING WEIGHT PROBLEMS.

As any dieter knows , one of life’s great frustrations is watching what you eat—and not seeing any difference in your weight. The unsuspected culprit, however, may reside not so much in what’s being consumed but in the stealth calories of portion distortion. “Bigger is better” has become something of a mantra in our soci- ety, and nowhere is that more evident than in the growth of food portions over the past two decades. A PowerPoint presentation compiled by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Obesity Education Initiative brings that reality into clear focus.

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Naples Health | JULY-SEPTEMBER 2010

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