Study Says Eating at Restaurants Can Contribute to ObesityPosted on June 12, 2017
It is no surprise that eating at restaurants will make it more difficult to maintain a healthy diet. One must consider that while the difficulty in maintaining diet may be real; dining out does have its advantages. For example, when people go out to eat they are more likely be concerned with their appearance. Dr. Kim encourages his patients to be confident in their appearance and what it took to achieve it. For many patients, they have achieved a great and shapely figure after a breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Most choose the abdominoplasty procedure to improve an abdomen that has loose skin and stretchmarks. The breast augmentation procedure is chosen to add more volume and shape to the breast. The overwhelming majority of patients also maintain a regular exercise program and healthy diet. But, when you look great why avoid dining out? Just use discretion when ordering from the menu. According to The Los Angeles Times the more you eat out, the more likely you are to be fat, say obesity experts who have studied the link between eating at restaurants and obesity — which are both on the rise.
A third of the calories Americans eat come from restaurants, including fast-food franchises, which is almost double what it was 30 years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For the average consumer, eating one meal away from home each week translates to roughly two extra pounds a year, said Lisa Mancino, a food economist for the USDA.
More than half of adults eat out three or more times a week, and 12 percent eat out more than seven times a week. As a result, the pounds are adding up.
Americans are eating out more than a decade ago because they have less time for cooking, longer commutes, more households where both adults work, poorer cooking skills and many more options for affordable meals out, said Mancino.