Read an Interview with Matthew, the owner of CathInfo

Author Topic: Eating out -> Obesity + debt  (Read 624 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Maria Regina

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2617
  • Reputation: +625/-137
  • Gender: Female
Eating out -> Obesity + debt
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:31:43 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote
    One big reason Americans are broke and overweight

     
    Published: Dec 14, 2018 11:22 a.m. ET
    ... Not only is eating out wreaking havoc on your savings, it may be expanding your waistline.

    On days when Americans eat out, they scarf an average of 200 more calories than when they eat at home, according to a study of more than 12,500 people published by Public Health Nutrition in 2015.

    Furthermore, government research reveals that “when eating out, people either eat more or eat higher calorie foods — or both — and that this tendency appears to be increasing” and additional studies have found that dining out is associated with obesity and more body fat ...

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-why-americans-are-broke-and-fat-2017-12-05-10881649

    Most restaurants are heavy on the starches (potatoes or rice), medium on the protein (steaks, chicken, fish, or eggs) and very light on salads. Average dinner per person now costs at least $20 or more, and that is considered a bargain. If a family of four eats out,. the cost could easily be $80 to $100.00 but with the added tip it could easily cost more.

    Eating hospital fare is far worse. When my husband was hospitalized, they served him a dinner consisting of a large serving of rice, a very small serving of broccoli, and a moderate serving of low-fat chicken breast with sweetened gravy, all which were on one medium sized plate. There was no salad. Then for dessert: three huge cookies, a container of gelatin, and then another container of flavored sweetened yogurt. Then they served him a cup of tea with sugar or honey as a sweetener. The sweet calories in this hospital fare with three desserts and honey far exceeded that of most restaurants. We tossed out the three desserts, but I gave him a cup of regular unsweetened unflavored organic yogurt topped with 1/2 cup of organic blueberries which we had purchased from the local Trader Joes. Hospital staff allowed me to store this food in the staff refrigerator.
    Lord have mercy.

    Offline Quid Retribuam Domino

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 487
    • Reputation: +245/-353
    • Gender: Male
    Re: Eating out -> Obesity + debt
    « Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 04:39:27 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!2
  • https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-why-americans-are-broke-and-fat-2017-12-05-10881649

    Most restaurants are heavy on the starches (potatoes or rice), medium on the protein (steaks, chicken, fish, or eggs) and very light on salads. Average dinner per person now costs at least $20 or more, and that is considered a bargain. If a family of four eats out,. the cost could easily be $80 to $100.00 but with the added tip it could easily cost more.

    Eating hospital fare is far worse. When my husband was hospitalized, they served him a dinner consisting of a large serving of rice, a very small serving of broccoli, and a moderate serving of low-fat chicken breast with sweetened gravy, all which were on one medium sized plate. There was no salad. Then for dessert: three huge cookies, a container of gelatin, and then another container of flavored sweetened yogurt. Then they served him a cup of tea with sugar or honey as a sweetener. The sweet calories in this hospital fare with three desserts and honey far exceeded that of most restaurants. We tossed out the three desserts, but I gave him a cup of regular unsweetened unflavored organic yogurt topped with 1/2 cup of organic blueberries which we had purchased from the local Trader Joes. Hospital staff allowed me to store this food in the staff refrigerator.

    Yeah, hospitals love trying to get patients addicted to opioids, too. Especially the Jewish staff/nurses/doctors.

    I've witnessed it when visiting somebody everyday at a hospital.
    From the woman came the beginning of sin, and by her we all die. ~ Ecclesiasticus 25:33

    International Women's Day is a day we all celebrate Eve's rebellion at the Tree and our plummet into sin.


    Offline JezusDeKoning

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 2568
    • Reputation: +882/-790
    • Gender: Male
    Re: Eating out -> Obesity + debt
    « Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 05:28:09 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!2
  • I don't think Jewish doctors are overprescribing opioids, my dude. 

    ALL hospitals -- no matter what the race of the doctor is (!?) have been overprescribing opioids for a long time. Wisdom teeth, back surgery, a busted knee, they just hand out Vicodin and other opiates like candy. 
    Tío Samuel, ven pa 'aca

    Offline Vintagewife3

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 602
    • Reputation: +232/-130
    • Gender: Female
    Re: Eating out -> Obesity + debt
    « Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 06:46:35 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • The calories in a kids meal from let’s say McDonald’s are outrageous 

    Offline Seraphina

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 423
    • Reputation: +369/-70
    • Gender: Female
    Re: Eating out -> Obesity + debt
    « Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 09:01:12 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • I believe the grim statistics mainly apply to people who frequent fast food establishments.  In my area there are many diners that have very reasonably priced lunch specials.  Senior citizens get a 10% discount on a certain day.  Depending upon your choice of food, the meals can be healthful and nutritionally sound.  The large portions need not be consumed in one sitting.  My parents meet another couple every Thursday for lunch.  They take home enough for one, sometimes two meals in addition to what they eat in the restaurant!  It's actually a good buy for them since neither is up to spending hours in the kitchen.  BTW, they are both on the slender side, no obesity or overweight!  

    For a time, my sister fell into a habit of hitting the drive thru at fast food places on her way home from work.  She spent too much money, gained 50lbs. in a year, and was pre-diabetic.  The latter scared her into proper eating.  She lost the weight and her blood sugar returned to normal.

    Personally, I will not eat anything from McDonalds.  They stuff they call food literally doesn't rot!  It just sinks in and hardens!  One of my nephews did a science project about it, so the still unspoiled MickyD's was on display beside the homemade and other foods, all of which were covered in multi-colored, reeking, hairy mold!

    As for hospital food, I've had disgusting, unhealthful meals at one hospital, so bad I paid a nurse to purchase fresh fruit and bagged salads for me...and excellent, nutritious food at another hospital.  I'm sure they vary tremendously.  The hospital with the good food happened to be Montefiore Medical Center, very Jewish!  St. Charles Hospital was the one with the bad food!  I'm sure St. Charles himself did not bestow his blessing on the kitchen!


    Offline Vintagewife3

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 602
    • Reputation: +232/-130
    • Gender: Female
    Re: Eating out -> Obesity + debt
    « Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 09:19:57 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • The hospitals I were in when I had our babies in had very strick low/no salt food. It was still not the best food choices! Fresh fruit  is the best way to keep energy levels up when sick!

    Offline AlligatorDicax

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 763
    • Reputation: +303/-65
    • Gender: Male
    Re: Eating out -> Obesity + debt
    « Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 05:10:25 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Very much on-topic herein, esp. for readers who can tune out the click-bait aspects:

    Quote from: David Zinczenko at eatthis.com

    RESTAURANTS
    25 Secrets Fast Food Employees Don’t Want You to Know [:]
    Find out their insider secrets.
    By David Zinczenko
    September 24, 2017"

    Before I started [the blog] Eat This, Not That!, I worked at a KFC.  There were a lot of steps in between, of course, but KFC was a great place for a fast-food addict like myself.  Still, being on the inside taught me a lot about how fast-food companies operate, and most of what I learned would shock you.

    See, for fast[-]food companies, it actually pays to sell us more food for less money.  We think we're getting a bargain when we order the combo meal; in fact, it costs just pennies for a chain to produce the actual food that's coming out of the window. [....]

    <https://www.eatthis.com/things-fast-food-chains-dont-want-you-to-know/>.

    The articles or blog entries that I've been inclined to read at Eat This, Not That!  focus on nutrition, or lack thereof, in restaurant food, quantitatively when possible, including excesses in sodium content.  For some of the 25 items in this article, "shock" might not be too strong a word at all.

    My only irritation with the site is that it fails to honor the distinction between "healthy" versus "healthful".

     

    Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16