Health

Serving sizes then and now: Why you need to downsize that meal

Whoa, Nelly! The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found fast food serving sizes have mushroomed since the 1950s:

Hamburger

Whoa, Nelly! The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found fast food serving sizes have mushroomed since the 1950s:

The average hamburger
3.9 oz. THEN
12 oz. NOW
= 208% bigger


 

The average soda
7 oz. THEN
42 oz. NOW
= 500% bigger


 

A portion of french fries
2.4 oz. THEN
6.7 oz. NOW
= 179% bigger

Fast fix: Try a kid-sized serving. It’s closer to the right amount of food, and you’ll be surprised by how satiated you feel!

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