"Check, please" are two of the most fattening words in
the English language, says a friend of ours, Larry Lindner, a writer
for the Washington Post. But, we say, it's not a fait
acompli. Dining out doesn't always have to mean pigging out!
It's simply a matter of making the healthiest choices. And stylish
women like you eat out a lot!
One of the biggest problems facing dishy women today is portion
distortion. Out-of-control portion control. Whatever you call it,
we have a problem here that's being watching closly by critics,
including Lisa Young, Ph.D., R.D. of New York University, whom we
like to think of as the patron saint of portion sizes. She has even
gone to the trouble of profiling three degress of portion distortion
that you just might find helpful.
First degree, or the less damaging, are fine
dining restaurants--the more expensive the restaurant, the less
likely you are to encounter out-of-control portion sizes.
Second degree damage, believe it or not, goes
to fast-food chains. While they do supersize, at least they make
it crystal clear that you're getting the extra-extra large ahead
The third degree, and the winner for the most
over-the top portion sizes, is reserved for casual dining restaurant
chains. There's no warning that they're going to pile the plate
as high as an elephant's eye, but that's part of the show!