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Monday, August 27

Obesity Again


Obesity again. I had breakfast this morning and ordered two eggs, home fries, sausage patty, and one pancake. It was enough for two of me. Yet, good little pig that I am, I managed to eat most of it. What I really needed was one egg, half a helping of potatoes, half a sausage patty, and a very small pancake. But is that on the menu? No. The same thing holds true of nearly every restaurant in this country. We need a menu that gives us the option of half portions of everything. We go out to Black Angus or Outback or Red Lobster and get a huge salad, buttered dinner rolls, and a chicken pasta something or a steak and baked potato, and by the time we get to the end of it, we’re stuffed . . . just like the many obese pigs we see around us. The U.S. is now 25% obese with the Southern states weighing in at 30% to 35% obese. Fat folks just everywhere, waddling along with the help of walkers or riding in a store-supplied motor cart, fat butts just barely fitting in the seat. And they’re usually followed by fat balls of children waddling along behind. I realize that many restaurants have what’s called a senior menu, with slightly smaller portions, but we need all restaurants to offer half-size portions, maybe even quarter-size portions. We need to lose some national weight. We need to get that percentage of obeasties (no, that's not a misspelling) down to 10% or lower.

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