Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Average Full Service Restaurant Meal Contains a Full Day's Worth of Calories!

Very straight forward study out of Drexel University.

Nutrient profiles for 21 chain full-service sit-down restaurants' 2,615 items were compiled and then some basic math to calculate caloric averages.

A standard adult meal consisting of a shared appetizer and an entree with a side dish averaged 1,495 calories and rose to 2,020 calories after including a beverage and a shared dessert.

And apparently we're going to restaurants twice as often as we did back in the late 1970s.

Eating out is a truly wonderful indulgence, but please, try to do so for occasions only, and Fridays (or any other day of the week) aren't in and of themselves occasions.