Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Case of Portion Distortion

I have been a little sheltered lately, eating most of my meals at home or packing my lunch every day for work. Last night I had the wonderful privilege to have supper with a very good friend I hadn't seen in a while so we went to Minerva's. I ordered the grilled chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley. It also came with a salad and bread. I had a few bites of salad and skipped the bread. When my entree came I was shocked at the portion sizes. I ate about half of everything and by the time I was done it looked like I hadn't even touched it. There was enough food there for 2-3 people.

In my previous life I would have eaten every last bite. There had to have been at least 9-10 ounces of chicken, 1 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes and a over a cup of vegetables. It's no wonder our society is so fat. Anyway, it was nice to go out and choose good food to eat but I think next time I need to ask for smaller portions or split my meal with someone. I'm a work in progress!


  1. Isn't it scary the portions restaurants serve?!!?

  2. It's cool when you realize your mindset has changed!!! I have to remind myself not to make my family feel bad when I think they are taking ginormous portions, that for the rest of the non-banded population whould actually be normal. Anyway, I nominated you for the BB award, so I can't wait to read your responses!