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|Startling facts about Portion Control
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You’ve probably heard that portions have gotten bigger over the years, but do you know how
much bigger? Check out some of these popular foods and see how different things were 20
years ago than they are now.
20 years ago: a bagel was three inches in diameter and had 140 calories.
Today’s portion: six inches and 350 calories.
20 years ago: a cheeseburger had 333 calories.
Today’s portion: 590 calories.
20 years ago: a portion of spaghetti and meatballs used to have 500 calories.
Today’s portion: 1,025 calories. This includes two cups of pasta with sauce and three large
20 years ago: French fries were 2.4 ounces and 210 calories.
Today’s portion: 6.9-ounces with 610 calories.
20 years ago: a turkey sandwich had 320 calories.
Today’s portion: a 10-inch turkey sandwich has 820 calories.
Even though I know portions are bigger, actually seeing these examples - which by the way, are
from the National Institutes of Health - really brings it home. No wonder obesity rates are so out
of control in this country.
Did any of these portions surprise you?
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|Robert I think it is sad that the portions have grew and they wander why America is one of the heaviest countries|
|Hi Daisy good info about portion control. It's something i've struggled with all my life.|