Eating out for Large People

In this interesting article from the New York Times, the author tells us how restaurants are changing the way they serve large customers. They are late to the game really as the ever-growing waistlines of Americans has been an issue for decades now. But it is worse than ever now.

About 40 percent of Americans over age 20 were classified as obese in a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the article, there is an app available, in certain test markets, only that is like Yelp but for big people. They can describe what it is like to eat at a restaurant for other large people.

This for me is yet another way that people outside of my core group are a mystery to me. I find it difficult to understand what they are going through. Which is why I am glad that the article also mentions a book by Roxane Gay called Hunger. In which the plus size model Ms. Gay depicts what it is like to be a large person.

Another book mentioned in the article also grabbed interest. This one is by Tommy Tomlinson, a former columnist for The Charlotte Observer, The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man’s Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America.

Lots of great information and two books mentioned.  This is why reading the New York Times can be dangerous to my book budget.  It is one of the last great newspapers with really great writers.