The research was done in England. But, as here, the country faces a public health crisis, with the increase of cases of obesity. So be warned: when we go to the barbecue, we eat three times the normal.
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It doesn't matter if it's on the slab or by the pool. A survey by British insurer AXA PPP of 2,000 participants found that it is possible to eat on a barbecue almost the full goal of a full day.
The menu investigated included, among the five most consumed items, hamburger steak, sausage, green salad, potato mayonnaise and coleslaw salad. A plate of one serving each added up to 900 calories.
The problem is that 61% of respondents reported repeating the meal, when then the count reaches 1,800 kcal. For those who drink, the calculator keeps adding. Since the average was two glasses of wine, or two bottles of beer, that's 340 calories more.
To give you an idea, in a normal meal, let's stock up with 500 to 700 kcal. The recommendation is 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men per day.
On average, an Englishman goes to five barbecues in a year. Here, we know that invitations are more frequent. We also know that we found far less salad at the table than the British. That is, we face an even greater threat.
It does not seem fair, but it is when we are distracted that we fall into temptation. The message is that, just like the reason for the party, the vigilance must be intense.