You want to lose weight? Don’t go out to eat.
This is for everyone who ever wondered what “Eat like a pig” means.
If I eat half my fries, I must leave immediately or I’ll eat the other half.
As I travel thru the country I find that restaurants give all of us more food per serving that most of us could ever eat. Why is this ? I’m an old fart at 74, but I don’t understand, for instance, why we get a pound of French fries whether we are at a fast food place or a singular restaurant like we experience here in the Outer Banks of NC. Someone please explain. I have lived all over the planet with my military career, but it is only here in the USA that I see this over presentation of food. Why?
Pig PIGGIN’ out.
Yum, give me my 5000 calories every day!
Sounds like Rat was hoping to get some of Pig’s food…
My bête noire are the chips and salsa they serve before the excellent… and filling… meal. I’m feeling very virtuous tonight: Only ate about half the chips.
Going on a diet immediately tells us we’re in famine mode and must eat more. Best to normalize our eating patterns and maintain 3/4 fullness and have the occasional treat. That’ll be $28.95, please. No, I won’t autograph it, and, no, I don’t guarantee the plan! Happy munching!
The more you eat, the more for us to eat, Pig!
here in the land of tiny portions i’d love to find a restaurant that overserves…
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Just order a smaller portion or take home what you don’t eat. When I cook at home I always make to much so that I will have lunch or dinner already made for a day or two ahead. Just nuke it baby ! … Croc Power !
Same in the UK.
Take that old English delicacy, Fish and Chips (yumyumyumyumyumyum)
At one time, not sooo very long ago you could ask for a portion of chips. It was supplied in a bag which was small enough to fit into your hand. If you were a greedy sod, you might decide to have two bags. Most of us didn’t. There was also a pretty much standard size fish portion, though big ones were available – usually bought to share with the rest of the family.
Now, you can get small, medium and large chips, and the same for fish. Even the small portion of chips is now in a polystyrene container too large hold comfortable in one hand, and the chips are crammed in, often getting crushed the the top is fastened down.
Bad for the environment, bad for us.
So many eating places offer “whole hog” meals – sometimes you get them free if you can finish them. TBH, it’s disgusting to see that much food piled on a single plate – I don’t know how anyone can bring themselves to even start with it, it’s so off-putting.
I was brought up in an era when rationing was still a thing in Britain – we were taught not to waste food. If it was on your plate, you ate it. Food was recognised as being too precious to throw away.
Now, it’s almost impossible to eat a full portion of most meals outside the home, and a lot of places won’t let an adult order a child’s meal (3 fish fingers, a spoonful of peas and 11 chips will do nicely for my lunch, thank you. I don’t need half a whale and a mountain of carbohydrate).
The waste is horrendous – and even at home, I know many people who don’t make use of leftovers. They throw them out – quite substantial portions of food, too, not just half a sausage.
No the wonder we are stripping the planet of everything .
Remember the “nouvelle cuisine” movement, when people were complaining about small portions and high prices? Things go in cycles.
I can think of something that can be eaten that doesn’t put on any weight.
So am I, but my doctor doesn’t agree.
When did feed get replaced by fill?
The debate about portion sizes is all well and good, I just got a kick out of the spaghetti strand on pig’s head!
You can ask for a carryout container as soon as they bring your food to you, and then put half of what’s on the plate in it before you start eating. Out of sight, out of mind — and out of stomach!
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Ive always taken leftovers to work. I still do. My wife used to hate leftovers, but now she takes them to work. If she dosen’t eat them, one of her coworkers does.
Often the prices that restaurants have to charge go up because of rising overhead, not the cost of ingredients. So they try to reduce the sting of the higher prices by giving you larger portions. As others have commented, you just have to resolve to stop eating and take the rest home once you’re no longer hungry—though that’s often easier said than done.
It’s the economics of the restaurant business. When you buy a meal you’re not just covering the cost of buying and cooking the food, you’re covering the cost of keeping the restaurant in business, which is a substantial amount of overhead. The restaurant has to charge enough money to stay in business, and so has to make the meal seem worth what you’re paying. Fries and bread are a dirt-cheap addition to the plate so the total amount of food makes the price seem more worth it.
We had 6oz cokes, and they were for a treat, not to wash down food.
What a pig!
What a pig.
I rarely pause to contemplate that issue…
Take away cartons are great. I can eat a nice meal out then have one to two meals at home. That’s how you deal with the extra food when you are on a diet.
This is how I eat normally.
My German friends and I call the Golden Corral “Zum Goldenen Schweinerei” The “clientele” is enormous.
I understand the feeling, Pig. Go ahead, make a (big, fat, succulent) pig of yourself….
food is great
Sounds like a Thanksgiving comic.