Americans continuously find themselves dieting. They try to do whatever they possibly can in order to lose weight. At the same time we are one of the fattest countries in all the world and though weight continues to mount up. It is interesting to note that many fast food chains have done things that make them seem like they’re trying to introduce health into their food. McDonald’s completely eliminated the Supersize menu and many other restaurants have started to introduce small plate items. The phrase “completion compulsion” was coined the 1950s because it is something that many people do. Even if they have a plate of food that is much too much for them to eat, they will keep eating because they want to finish.
Depending on a person size and age the average adult should only eat between 1600 and 2400 calories a day. The problem is that many adults may find themselves eating out or eating fast food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. When that is the case they may be surprised to know how easy calories can add up. By just doing something as simple as going to Chipotle and getting their burrito, chips, guacamole, and a Coke they have already surpassed 2000 calories. The same goes with going to a restaurant chain like Steak and shake. By ordering a double burger, french fries, and a ice cream shake it is very easy to quickly surpass 2000 calories. Those were just some examples of the many restaurant chains that make very high calorie foods. A person has to be sure to watch the amount of food that they are eating, and also their calorie intake.
According to Politico.com, the best rule of thumb is to eat small portions of food little by little and to make sure to bring something to put food in to take home, reports Laurene Powell Jobs. When a person watches their calorie intake and also the types of food that they are eating, they will find that they can easily live a healthier happier life.