If you’re anything like me, you’ve marveled at the size of portions in (some) restaurants these days. Eating out when younger I would regularly enjoy a three course meal, without feeling bloated. Now – two courses and I’m begging for mercy.
Does anyone else agree that restaurant portions have increased to mammoth proportions? If so you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s better for you to eat at home.
Well, to some extent, you’re right – but when you’re doing your own cooking, it turns out that – despite the availability of “healthy cooking books” you might be better served by reaching for an old one.
A study directed by Cornell University marketing professor Brian Wansink,Â investigated changes in classic recipes over the past 70 years, and found almost a 40 percent increase in calories per serving for nearly every recipe reviewed. That’s about an extra 77 calories.
This is only one example. Lisa Young, aÂ New York University professor of nutrition , had similar findings in a 2002 study that compared a brownie recipe from the ’60s and ’70s editions to the 1997 edition recipe.“Same recipe. Same pan. But in the ’60s and ’70s it yielded 30 brownies,” she says. “In the 1997 edition it yielded 15.”
You can read the whole story in FoxNews.