Oh my, looking at the fat content is so discouraging!! Sodium and calories are bad enough and so hard to control, but the fat content in some of these foods is ridiculous. I have noticed more often than not, when my family goes out to eat, that there are so many obese people. At a buffet for example, I can not believe how the plates are piled up by people who are so overweight. Do not get me wrong, I am not putting down obese people, but personally, if I weighed 200 pounds and was only a little over 5 feet tall, I would surely skip the piling of fried chicken and other fried and fattening food. Notice also that in the US, portions at a restaurant are larger than in most other countries, we have more all-you-can-eat buffets, and we also have the option to up-size our fat content (such as ordering an extra large size of McDonald's fries), not to mention the option of having a triple cheese burger instead of one burger on a bun, etc. (Even looking at a triple hamburger makes my arteries clog!). My favorite restaurant is Olive Garden and while their food is delicious, I just can not bring myself to order anything that has triple cheese sauce on it. Yes, it looks wonderful, but I would rather have a nice meal with shrimp, pasta, veggies and of course their delicious salad. I am not skinny as I was in my early years, and I really would love to lose a little weight (thanks to medicine I am taking I have gained a little) but it is discouraging to be offered so many fat laden foods. It's too easy for many of us to think "well, I am extra hungry and it looks so good, so what the heck..." - I believe that healthy food is just not available as it should be. Processed food has been a staple for so long, that eating a plain veggie seems boring. I am truly guilty of sometimes eating something that is simple to fix and convenient, but it surely is not doing me any good in the long run. Have you noticed also that young girls are blossoming at such early ages? I have a daughter who is 11, and I swear, most of her classmates are wearing bras and are overweight already, thanks to the hormones and additives that are in beef, etc. It all boils down to making money; have a cow, give it hormones to make it grow bigger so you can sell more meat out of 1 cow, then give it more stuff to keep it healthy, and what do you get? Beef that is loaded with stuff it should not have, being eaten by our children, and the extra hormones are making our kids sick, overweight, etc. Sad but true. I think most of us love to eat out at some point, we women need and deserve a break from cooking, but the choices out there are getting very limited. People in China, for instance, have lower weights and a lower incidence of cancer - but also notice their portions are smaller, their food is healthier - a huge difference to our All-You-Can-Eat philosophy that we are so used to.