Don’t pile on the food

 

I enjoy the well-researched and well-written restaurant reviews in the Tropical Life section and have enjoyed eating at many of the restaurants featured. However the photographs of the plates highlight one of the main culprits of the obesity crisis in America — portion sizes.

Restaurants share a great part of the responsibility for obesity. In any European country, portion sizes are one-half to one-third smaller than those here. Portions in many American restaurants are obscenely large, and I have heard many patrons say that as long as it is served and they pay for it, they will eat it.

Reducing portion sizes would help fight this health hazard, which is slowly bankrupting our healthcare system.

Laurent de Jaham, Doral

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