Let them eat bread
an average french person eats about 5 oz. bread per day. this is over the course of 3 meals, while an average american sandwich from a place like au bon pain contains that much bread. a french baguette is made of flour, yeast, water and salt.
this is a list of the ingredients in pepperidge farm whole grain bread:
Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Modified Wheat Starch, Soy Fiber, Inulin, Sugar, Yeast, Contains 2 Percent or Less of: Wheat Gluten, Soybean Oil, Unsulphured Molasses, Salt, Wheat Bran, Enzymes, Calcium Propionate (to Retard Spoilage), Monoglycerides, Datem (Dough Conditioner), Soy Lecithin and Nonfat Milk (Adds a Trivial Amount of Cholesterol).
Smaller Portions in Restaurants and Markets May Explain the 'French Paradox' of Rich Foods and a Svelte Population | Penn News
american portions, and their concept/expectation of what a portion size is/should be is absolutely ridiculous.
Extending their approach to single-serve foods sold in supermarkets, Rozin and colleagues found 14 of 17 items studied were larger in American stores. For example, a candy bar sold in Philadelphia was 41 percent larger than the same product in Paris, a soft drink was 52 percent larger, a hot dog was 63 percent larger and a carton of yogurt was 82 percent larger.
they don't snack or "graze" like americans. they don't drink soda. they eat real food, in reasonable quantities. how is this a paradox?
Last edited by noodletoy; 08-19-2012 at 01:25 PM.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway