10 May '11, 11pm

Quick Thoughts: Restaurant Habits and Nutrition Perceptions: From my experience working with groups in community...

Quick Thoughts: Restaurant Habits and Nutrition Perceptions: From my experience working with groups in community...

Chain restaurants are coming out with “healthier” eating options. While this may appear like a good thing (and I hope that it is heading in the right direction), this food is still overprocessed, frozen-to-serve food. Patients of mine believe that since it says “healthy” or “low-cal” or “vegetarian” or “gluten-free” it will be better for them. The truth is they can make the same meal better in their own kitchen. Eating most weekly meals out is encouraged by our busy, impossible work schedules. Because of our busy schedules, food preparation is becoming faster and faster. This leads to more food items that are available to be flash frozen and re-warmed on site. Restaurants cater to rushed businesspeople. The problem here is people do not realize they could save more time and money if they simply packed their lunch the night before. Patrons using restaurants as meeting place...

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/05/10/restaurant-habits-an...

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