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Is Y our Environment S uper-Sizing you ??. Kristi Stender-Weessies Borgess Health & Fitness Center February 2013. Public Health Dilemma. What causes obesity? Too much sugar? Too much fat? Hormones in our milk and meat? Too much sedentary time? Too many meals away from home?

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is y our environment s uper sizing you

Is Your Environment Super-Sizingyou??

Kristi Stender-Weessies

Borgess Health & Fitness Center

February 2013

public health dilemma
Public Health Dilemma

What causes obesity?

Too much sugar?

Too much fat?

Hormones in our milk and meat?

Too much sedentary time?

Too many meals away from home?

The wrong mix of macronutrients?

the call to reframe obesity as
The call to reframe obesity as…

Caloric Overconsumption

Even if it doesn’t tell the whole story, it gives us a starting spot.

but i chose healthy options
But I chose healthy options!

Food choice is not the same as intake volume decisions.

Health Halos – like a get out of jail free cards for eating. When a person eats “healthy”, on average, they eat 34% more calories.

many environmental factors impact what we consider normal eating
Many environmental factors impact what we consider “normal” eating
  • Who you eat with
  • Plate size – people consume (on average) 92% of what is on their plate – smaller plates lead to smaller consumption
  • Serving utensil size– nutrition experts served themselves 31% more when using a larger serving spoon
  • Serving dish size – Those serving out of a gallon bowl served 53% more and ate 59% more than those serving out of 2 half gallon bowls.
pizza
Pizza

Twenty years ago

500 Calories

Today

850 Calories

coffee
Coffee

Twenty years ago

Coffee with milk and sugar

8 oz.

45 Calories

Today

Grande café mocha with whip and 2% milk

16 oz.

330 Calories

popcorn
Popcorn

Twenty years ago

5 cups

270 Calories

Today

Tub

630 Calories

bagels
Bagels

Twenty years ago

3 in. diameter

140 Calories

Today

Noah’s Plain Bagel

5-6 in. diameter

350 Calories

burgers
Burgers

Twenty years ago

333 Calories

Today

590 Calories

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Soda

12 oz. can

145 Calories

Original 8 oz. bottle

97 Calories

20 oz. bottle

242 Calories

and what is normal soda consumption
And what is “normal” soda consumption?

According to the National Soft Drink Association (NSDA), consumption of soft drinks is now over 600 12-ounce servings per person per year.

Since the late 1970`s the soft drink consumption in the United States has doubled for females and tripled for males.

The highest consumption is in the males between the ages of 12 - 29; they average 1/2 gallon a day or 160 gallons a year.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db71.htm

resources
Resources:
  • Mindless Eating – Brian Wansink
    • http://mindlesseating.org/pdf/Mindless_Dieting_01.pdf
    • http://mindlesseating.org/pdf/NutriAction(2004)-Wansink.pdf

Consider the Cupcake: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2012/12/04/consider-the-cupcake-a-barometer-of-american-taste

Divine Caroline: Portions Sizes: Then vs. Now: http://www.divinecaroline.com/22175/49492-portion-size-vs-now

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