Originally Posted by iammatt
Eating is such a large part of social enjoyment that it seems like treating it as a science experiment lessens the pleasurable time in your nice clothing by a huge amount.
I actually eat everything (Big Mac included), but I "trim" the ratio of carbs/protein/fat to what I like, and eat smaller portions.
Literally, it takes me about 5 minutes to eat one of these "meals" at work. I have hourish social dinners with my wife daily; still similar portions, but add wine and dessert.
Example - went out for a casual dinner with mi esposa
yesterday - drank mojito and sampled other drinks, had creamy fried calamari, jumbo shrimp, farm raised pork, and caramelized plantain in rum for dessert. Enjoyed it all, but packed a lot to go. Still eating some of the leftovers today. Great conversation, great drive home, etc. . . .
I guess at the heart of my criticism is the influences behind the serving portions in the U.S.
Anyone who tells you you can eat anything anytime and still look "good," run away from them.- M