According to a new report that compares Americans’ modern eating habits to consumption trends in the 1970s, we have a long way to go in terms of achieving good health. One of the biggest problems is that we continue to eat too darn much.
A possible scapegoat for our overflowing plates is the restaurant industry: Stats show that Americans are dining out more frequently at the same time that restaurant portion sizes are increasing. But it’s too easy to blame our health problems on the restaurant next door.
WHAT’S THE DEAL?
The report, compiled by advocacy group The Center for Science in the Public Interest, tracks changes in the American diet between 1970 and 2010. Most of the findings are hardly surprising: We eat about 500 calories more per day than we did in 1970, three times as much cheese, and a whole lot more added sugar. We’re consuming more…
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