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"Care for an Entrée With Your Entrée?" Gluttony, the Forgotten Sin
Patrick Madrid.blogspot.com ^ | June 4, 2009 | Patrick Madrid

Posted on 06/04/2009 7:46:20 AM PDT by GonzoII

Catering to gluttony is big business these days. Practically every restaurant — including all the popular chains that you and I and every other American dines at, now and then — goes way overboard in the super-sized portions they dish up and the bad-for-your-health ingredients in the food. For example, check out what one recent scientific study discovered about some dishes served at a very popular Italian food restaurant chain.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: gluttony; obesity
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1 posted on 06/04/2009 7:46:20 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

This is silly. If you care about healthy food why would you eat out?


2 posted on 06/04/2009 7:47:31 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: GonzoII

It’s a proven fact that these restaurants will stop offering/selling these items if the customers stop buying them.

Just saying.


3 posted on 06/04/2009 7:48:06 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

my biggest complaint is the portions are too large for me to consume in one sitting..I solve that by eating maybe a third and getting a doggy bag..I spread that meal out over a period of a full day or 2..one must leave room for liquified hops and barley ya know..


4 posted on 06/04/2009 7:53:33 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: SJSAMPLE
A couple of years I was out with my folks at a restuarant that had an “all you can eat” area. One of the patrons was really going after it. It struck me that here was an example of “gluttony”. Food was smeared all over his face and clothes. He was very overweight. He kept shoveling it right on in.

It was quite something in a bad way.

5 posted on 06/04/2009 7:54:43 AM PDT by AceMineral (Offically unapproved of since 1973)
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To: GonzoII

Doggie-bags, please.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 7:55:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SJSAMPLE
It’s a proven fact that these restaurants will stop offering/selling these items if the customers stop buying them.

A proven fact, huh? Well then, please point us to the authoritative source of the proof. What was it, a study, or a repeated historical fact?

Please enlighten us as to the proof.

7 posted on 06/04/2009 7:55:17 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: SJSAMPLE; pnh102
"restaurants will stop offering/selling "

"This is silly. If you care about healthy food why would you eat out?"

This article is about sin.

8 posted on 06/04/2009 7:55:33 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII
The moral deformity discernible in this vice lies in its defiance of the order postulated by reason, which prescribes necessity as the measure of indulgence in eating and drinking.

So what do "reason" and "neccessity" tell us? That a daily intake of more than 2500 calories is immoral?

9 posted on 06/04/2009 7:55:33 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: GonzoII

Yeah, liberty is so overrated, doncha think?

/sarcasm


10 posted on 06/04/2009 7:56:14 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: GonzoII
That's why your friendly server will provide you with a white styrofoam takeout container. Lunch the next day...what could be better?

Moderation is for monks. Enjoy life.

11 posted on 06/04/2009 7:57:10 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: AceMineral

Our Kiwanis club meets at an AYCE place. Some really big people frequent that place.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 7:57:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: pnh102

The people who want me to tolerate sexual deviants are the first people to demand to control what I want for dinner. The day there is one set of rules for everybody, you can have my crab rangoons.


13 posted on 06/04/2009 7:58:46 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: Alex Murphy
"So what do "reason" and "neccessity" tell us?"

Your bad back and heart attacks.

14 posted on 06/04/2009 7:58:48 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: savedbygrace

It’s called ECONOMICS.
Any decent eduction will offer this, to varying degrees.

In a market system, when demand dwindles, the supply will be restricted.

If you want specific proof, check out the McDLT.
They offered it, people didn’t buy it, so they stopped offering it.

Whoda’ thunk it?


15 posted on 06/04/2009 7:58:49 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: GonzoII

I know, which is why I specified the DEMAND side of the equation.


16 posted on 06/04/2009 7:59:27 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

They’ll also stop if their food costs go way up. This all started because it was a better deal for the restaurants to make bigger portions than to cut prices to compete with each other.


17 posted on 06/04/2009 7:59:27 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: AceMineral

Yep, I’ve seen some people at some of those places loading their plates four or five times over. And, every one of them will tell you to your face they have a metabolism problem or, the battle cry of the obese, “it’s my thyroid condition”.


18 posted on 06/04/2009 7:59:52 AM PDT by PrairieRoot (Here's hoping Global Warning extends the hunting and logging seasons.)
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To: pnh102
This is silly. If you care about healthy food why would you eat out?

To enjoy life a little, maybe?

19 posted on 06/04/2009 8:00:06 AM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: savedbygrace

It’s a TRUE fact.


20 posted on 06/04/2009 8:00:53 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: AppyPappy

Mine meets at Anthony’s of Malden. Go to there web-site to see what’s on the menu.


21 posted on 06/04/2009 8:00:58 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Alex Murphy
So what do "reason" and "neccessity" tell us? That a daily intake of more than 2500 calories is immoral?

Only here in America, which is full of evil Capitalists. For over in China, which is full of noble workers, Obama will soon establish a cap and trade system whereby your bread, meat, and desserts will be given to those less fortunate. ("Shut up and eat your thistles. They're good for youl.")

22 posted on 06/04/2009 8:01:42 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: ichabod1

Sure.
Most of the profit doesn’t really come from the food.
It comes from the drinks and alcohol that might be consumed with it.

If a restaraunt can get you in THEIR door and not their competitors’, they’ve made the largest step towards profit.
Larger portions were a way of enticing people to choose a particular joint, but then they all joined in.

Any restaraunt trying to back off from larger portions won’t be able to cut costs enough to compete, unless CONSUMERS make conscious decisions across the board.


23 posted on 06/04/2009 8:02:57 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: PrairieRoot
And, every one of them will tell you to your face they have a metabolism problem or, the battle cry of the obese, “it’s my thyroid condition”.

Nah, I just enjoy a good meal. And it's two plates for me.

24 posted on 06/04/2009 8:03:01 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: 50sDad

It works the other way around too.


25 posted on 06/04/2009 8:03:20 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: SJSAMPLE

Got it.


26 posted on 06/04/2009 8:03:28 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: savedbygrace
It’s a proven fact that these restaurants will stop offering/selling these items if the customers stop buying them.

If you make it - and customers don't come - then stop making it. Hopefully that is a fact - for successful restaurants.

27 posted on 06/04/2009 8:04:17 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: GonzoII

This article intends to soften everybody up for food shortages. It’s the Soviet way, ya know.


28 posted on 06/04/2009 8:04:44 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: GonzoII

For the record, Gluttony is the sin I loathe the most.

I cannot stand “Competitive Eating” contests and usually, secretly, deep-down wish that somebody would choke or explode.

It’s awful, but I’m just being honest.


29 posted on 06/04/2009 8:05:29 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: 50sDad

Speaking of gluttony and crab rangoon. . .

I eat my weight in them suckers atleast twice a month.


30 posted on 06/04/2009 8:06:06 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: AceMineral

31 posted on 06/04/2009 8:07:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait! (Congrats to U-Dub!))
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To: pnh102
"This is silly. If you care about healthy food why would you eat out?"

Absolutely!

Restaurant food is unfit for dogs. Their fish is almost always farmed, and loaded with industrial strength hormones and dyes. (farmed salmon is really battleship gray; not red)

32 posted on 06/04/2009 8:07:49 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: pnh102

Why eat out? Because you’re out, and you’re hungry?


33 posted on 06/04/2009 8:08:05 AM PDT by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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To: 50sDad

I agree with you completely. I go to those places to pig out once in a while too. I guess I’m just saying some people need to be honest with themselves and realize their choices have consequences.


34 posted on 06/04/2009 8:08:22 AM PDT by PrairieRoot (Here's hoping Global Warning extends the hunting and logging seasons.)
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To: GonzoII

‘Claim Jumper’ has built there empire on ridiculously over-sized portions.

http://www.claimjumper.com/


35 posted on 06/04/2009 8:08:41 AM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL.

Thank you.

“But, Sir, it’s wafer-thin.”


36 posted on 06/04/2009 8:09:24 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: DieHard the Hunter
"This article intends to soften everybody up for food shortages. It’s the Soviet way, ya know."

The communist way is to soften you up through vice.

37 posted on 06/04/2009 8:09:30 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Minn
"To enjoy life a little, maybe?"

To 'enjoy' a much shorter, and more difficult life maybe?

38 posted on 06/04/2009 8:10:48 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Right on. I don’t see a difference between that and cheering on a back alley full of addicts shooting up heroin.


39 posted on 06/04/2009 8:11:26 AM PDT by PrairieRoot (Here's hoping Global Warning extends the hunting and logging seasons.)
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To: GonzoII; All
For everyone's reference:

"Care for an Entrée With Your Entrée?" Gluttony, the Forgotten Sin

Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth or 'Acedia'
Seven deadly sins alive and well today, says Jesuit journal
The Virtue-Driven Life
The Virtues (counteracting the REAL Seven Deadly Sins)
What are Capital Sins? [Seven Deadly Sins]

40 posted on 06/04/2009 8:12:38 AM PDT by Salvation ( With God all things are possible.)
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To: PrairieRoot

Gluttony is a sin that can’t be hidden.


41 posted on 06/04/2009 8:13:45 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: SJSAMPLE

"Gluttony! Definately my favorite sin."

42 posted on 06/04/2009 8:13:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait! (Congrats to U-Dub!))
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To: GonzoII

Another example of upside down world. Back in the day a restaurant with large portions would be praised for giving people their money’s worth. Now their condemned for making people fat.


43 posted on 06/04/2009 8:14:32 AM PDT by razorboy
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To: GonzoII

> The communist way is to soften you up through vice.

That’s Satan’s way, too.


44 posted on 06/04/2009 8:14:44 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: pnh102
This is silly. If you care about healthy food why would you eat out?

I care about healthy food. I eat out. The two are not mutually exclusive. And you have to moderate. I've reduced my Red Lobster habit to about once a year.

Most restaurants have some items on the menu that won't max out your daily intake.
45 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:16 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: editor-surveyor

It would be nice if casual, family restaurants focused on higher quality ingredients instead of big portions. The atmosphere is so stuffy at most good restaurants.


46 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:36 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; Patrick Madrid

I’m sure that’s a sin too. Might cause leftovers that get thrown out.

But that’s okay. My restaurant sells me an indulgence with each meal...


47 posted on 06/04/2009 8:17:02 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: All
World's Fattest Man

48 posted on 06/04/2009 8:17:17 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: SJSAMPLE

Your argument seeks to change the subject. The subject is SIZE of portions, not specific items. Further, you asserted that it was a proven fact. So far, you have failed to provide the specific proof.


49 posted on 06/04/2009 8:18:00 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: edge10

It’s only over-sized if you try to eat it all in one sitting. Most folks come out of there with a bag.


50 posted on 06/04/2009 8:19:37 AM PDT by razorboy
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