Thursday, January 27, 2005

What a shame

So last night I was reading the Sun Times. It had an article about Ruby Tuesday's, that you can read here.

What a sad, sad article. The gist of it is RT cut their portion sizes last year because they wanted to act a bit more responsibly. We hear all the time about the Evile™ restaurants that are making us fat. They decided to actually do something and make their portion sizes more "normal".

This outraged people, and they were inundated with phone calls, letters, and emails.

So now they are going back to their super sized portions.

When, oh when will people learn? There is no pill that will make you skinny. You can eat all vegetables or all meat for as long as you like, it will not make you skinny. Well, it might make you skinny in the short term, but as soon as you start eating again it you will gain it all back plus some, because you haven't learned shit about how to eat.

It's simple math, folks. If you burn more calories then you eat, you will lose weight. If you eat more calories then you burn, you will gain weight. If you eat the same amount of calories that you burn, you will stay the same.

One of the things that really struck me about this article was people said they complained because eating out was supposed to be a "treat".

When I was little, eating out was a treat. Going out to eat was reserved for birthdays, anniversaries, or good report cards. I'd say at most we ate out once a month, but it was probably more like every other month.

People eat out for every meal now. It is no longer a "treat". Take out, fast food, and gas station crap are now meal staples. If you are going to eat out like that, you damn well better eat smaller portion sizes.

This is truly disappointing.

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