Overeating Abounds at Sit-Down and Fast-Food Restaurants
Fast food restaurants get a bad rap for serving unhealthful food, but formal sit-down restaurants aren’t much better, a study of more than 18,000 U.S. adults found. Surveys showed that people ate about 200 more calories as well as more total fat, saturated fat, and salt when eating out at either type of restaurant than when they ate at home. People consumed more sugar at fast-food versus full-service restaurants and more salt at the full-service establishments. Your best bet is to go for the most healthful choices in all types of restaurants—or, better yet, eat at home more often.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, published online July 1, 2015