The article cites a study done by Clemson University and published in the journal Obesity that found that many chefs are ignoring USDA guidelines for portion sizes and, for example, dishing out 6-8 ounce servings of pasta instead of the recommended (Are you sitting?) 1 ounce serving.
Ahem, if you are overweight and you order a bowl of pasta that looks too big, don't eat all of it. Duh.
The study also discovered that 59 % of the chefs interviewed were actually idiots who knew nothing about human physiology and nutrition, to wit
Surprisingly, only 41 percent said calories consumed were the biggest influence on a person’s weight. The majority of chefs believed fat content and carbohydrates matter more. [Emphasis mine]
So there you go. If you eat out a lot and are overweight, blame the chef. Why not, given that there may be a better than even chance that he or she is a dope anyway?
Oversized Portions? Blame the Chef