These portion shockers are taken from a great book written by Lisa R. Young, called "The Portion Teller, Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss." Lisa points out over and over again that until you learn the Lifestyle Solution of estimating portions, rather than counting calories, weight control will be difficult.
Her book is very fun and filled with eye opening facts, information, and an amazing chart showing the size increases in fast food by the year! She gives you amazing healthy diet habits and tips to recognize portions.
Pictured at right: Angelina Tamayo, from Roseville, CA - college graduation celebration!
"The Kitchen Sink" from San Francisco Creamery, Co. - described as by them...."We throw everything at you with this gigantic sundae served in our own specially made sink! We take three sliced bananas, scoops of your choice of up to 8 flavors of ice creams, 8 servings of toppings, mounds and mounds of whipped cream, chopped toasted almonds and cherries. Serves one (if you dare) to six people. Perfect for birthdays and special celebrations. Includes a picture to take home and one on our Wall of Fame - $39.95"
Fortunately, Angel had six friends to help her, including my nephew Ryan, and his wife Marlene to the right of the picture. This is the smart "Lifestyle Solution" to split a dessert or share with a friend(s).
These are a few portion shockers that blew me away:
There are just a few of the alarming portion distortion statistics that show how we have been supersized as a nation. It has been little by little over the years. We do not notice that our portions are 3 to 5 times greater than we used to eat. Until we learn portion control and learn to reduce our portions, the weight game will be just that, a game that we are playing, but will not win!