Play the Upsizing game. Find out how many calories you could save by saying no! Warning: This game contains flashing images
Play the NoToUpsizing game!
We’ve all done it. You pop into a restaurant, café, newsagent or cinema with the aim of picking up one or two things – a drink or maybe something to eat – and before you know it you’ve just bought a much bigger portion. How did that happen?
It’s known as ‘upsizing’, and it’s a common practice. It can be very easy for us to say yes to upsizes, especially when it feels like a good deal, but we don’t have to! It’s up to us to say ‘no thanks’ to those extra calories. It all adds up.
When could you experience upsizing?
Many restaurants and cafes might try to encourage you to buy just that little bit more than you wanted to. It might be good business for them, but it’s not great for you as you end up spending more than you intended to, while taking on all those extra calories. There’s nothing wrong with saying ‘no thanks’. Nothing at all.
So here are some handy numbers to keep in your head for the next time you’re tempted to say: ‘Oh, go on then’ to an upsize.
Average Recommended calories per day
But this will vary considerably depending on a number of factors including, size, gender and physical activity levels.