The supersizing of American food has caused many of us to suffer from “portion distortion.” We’ve all become so accustomed to gargantuan servings that the terms small, medium and large make no sense anymore. We no longer have any way to judge how much we eat.
Bargain, value size and family size portions are everywhere. Fast-food employees are coached to suggest larger sizes and all the trimmings to patrons. Prepackaged supermarket foods and restaurants regularly use value as a way of pushing more food on easily-tempted customers.
The “bigger is better” motto that has taken over the food industry has affected the size of our waistlines.