In 1971, 15 percent of Americans were obese. Today, the statistic has grown to 31 percent.
One of the culprits may be the portion size of the foods we eat:
- Portions of French fries have increased from 2.4 ounces and 210 calories to 6.9 ounces and 610 calories.
- Servings of spaghetti and meatballs, once 500 calories, often pack as many as 1,025 calories.
- Remember those little bottles of soda pop? A 6.5 ounce bottle held 85 calories. That 20-ouncer you grab from the convenience store cooler today holds 250 calories.
Learn more of “The Skinny on Portion Sizes” in this infographic from NorthShore University Health System.