That explains a lot Penny – I hadn’t really thought about it, but my plates are all mostly quite old, and I don’t really have any big plates! But it’s true that portion size has changed a lot since I was younger (I’m in my sixties). For example, what used to be called ‘fairy cakes’ were probably about 2 bites and had just a bit of icing on top, but now ‘cupcakes’ are huge and very tall, with most of that height taken up by icing!
I know that somewhere in the book, Gillian talks about food manufacturers and how, like the tobacco industry, they have little concern for the health of the people who buy their products. If something is advertised heavily, you can be sure it is probably unhealthy. Sometimes I have used my annoyance about this as a non-weight motivation, and it works quite well.
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by Louise.