decent article but unfortunately this being the NYT he's pretty much preaching to the choir.
It's compounded by the fact that I live in car-centric Houston, but the obsession many people here have with portion size (and "getting their money's worth") always astounds me. And I feel like most restaurants/coffeeshops have no choice but to adhere to that mentality. I see fat people getting unhealthy/too much food all.the.time and I feel sad. But I'm an ex-fatty, so I'm super judgmental on the subject.
I was in Reno, NV recently, having never really traveled off the east coast, and the portion sizes there blew me away. Everything is gigantic, even in the supermarkets, and it's all sort of bland. Even the bloody marys were supersized (at $4 each compared to $10-$12 here, I got several).