A common theme has popped up in the news, in my e-mail, and on my kindle this week: Americans are overeating. You’re saying to yourself, “DUH.” But, in all seriousness, I am glad this keeps coming up in the news to remind Americans of our bad habits.
Check out this article I found today in a SmartBrief for Nutritionists newsletter. An interesting quote is this, “People aren’t sitting down to three meals anymore. We sort of think about eating all through the day.” I know I tend to do this because I always figure snacking is better than eating three huge meals.
And this image says it all, which reminded me of the sample book I was reading before bed last night, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of Our Insatiable Appetite by David A. Kessler.
In Kessler’s book, he mentioned similar statistics to those that are pictured above in terms of average weight having gone up in the last fifty years.
On that note, it’s lunch time and I am going to try not to overeat a footlong Subway sandwich!