Wed Feb 18 11:33:56 PST 2009
Cooking from scratch is supposed to be healthy but look at this new study!
I have to admit I love to eat. But do I live to eat, or eat to live? All through my life I have eaten what I wanted and not gained anything. But guess what?
I have to admit I love to eat. But do I live to eat, or eat to live? All through my life I have eaten what I wanted and not gained anything. But guess what? It's all changed! I do eat healthy most of the time but my problem is PORTION CONTROL! I don't know when to stop anymore. Now I have to retrain my thought process when I eat a meal because weight gain is more prevelant with me than ever before. I'm not fat mind you, but I could easily get that way.
My wife is a great cook and many times she refers to cook books. But now a recent study is a little disturbing. The American Icon of the kitchen, "The Joy of Cooking" has drastically changed since it began publishing it's editions over the years. What I'm getting at is,the portion sizes have increased from the cookbook. The study focused on how classic recipes have changed during the past 70 years. It found nearly a 40-percent increase in calories per serving for nearly every recipe reviewed. The study also appears in the annals of internal medicine. With a desperate focus on the obestiy of America, little did many of us realize we were increasing our calorie intake little by little.
So, the next time you get a hankering to cook and grab The Joy of Cooking, look at what year it was published. It might make a difference in how many calories and the portion size you're getting. What's your take on all this. Drop me a line.