Gaining a Perspective on Portion Control

Posted: December 8, 2011 in Nutrition

I know you’ve all probably heard this before, the concept of portion control, but allow me to re-iterate this concept by showing you an infographic of just why this is so important.

We all know there’s been an increasingly louder call for America to get healthy. Obesity in this country alone is at an all-time high. Health pundits all over the country are expressing how serious we must take this problem and curtail what has become several decades of increased calorie intake. If we compared the rest of the worlds consumption habits to America’s you will see we have truly reached scary levels.

In fact, some health professionals, such as Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General (watch his speech here— http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPNw-kIPy8I), are making bold statements that if we continue on the path we have been on the past few decades, today’s generation of children will be the first generation to die BEFORE their parents. I don’t know about you, but that scares the beejeezus out of me! Think about the implications of that alone…frightening!

Okay, so check out the infographic and see why today I’m re-iterating the importance of both healthy choices and portion control. Help me to reverse this trend. Please spread the word. Thanks for reading.

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