Portion Distortion: Serving Sizes of Foods Americans Eat are Ridiculous


What you don’t know about portion sizes will make you fat!

Did you know.…?

  • The aver­age adult Amer­i­can weighs 25 pounds more today than in 1960.
  • Movie­go­ers, giv­en stale pop­corn, will nonethe­less eat 61% more if giv­en a large con­tain­er instead of a small con­tain­er.popcorn
  • In the past 20 years, the top-sell­ing women’s cloth­ing size has bal­looned from size 8 to size 14.
  • A typ­i­cal crois­sant in the Unit­ed States is twice the size of one in France.
  • Meals served in Chi­nese restau­rants in Philadel­phia are 72% larg­er than those served in Chi­nese restau­rants in France.
  • Coca­Co­la was first intro­duced in 6 ounce bot­tles.  A stan­dard bot­tle is now 20 ounces.


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About Aaron Bynen

Aaron is a health conscious individual living in the Pacific Northwest.

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