Wednesday, May 20, 2009
AN AVERAGE SERVING OF FRENCH FRIES IS NEARLY THREE TIMES LARGER NOW THAN IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO:
Let's face it . . . We love large portions of fatty, unhealthy foods . . . and that's just the way it has always been. Or is it?
--Well, we tracked down an article comparing average portion sizes today with average portion sizes from 20 years ago . . . and, actually, that doesn't seem to be the case. Check it out . . .
--20 years ago, an average bagel was THREE inches in diameter and had 140 calories. Now, an average bagel is SIX inches in diameter and has 350 calories.
--20 years ago, an average cheeseburger had 333 calories. Now, an average cheeseburger has 590 calories.
--20 years ago, an average portion of spaghetti and meatballs had 500 calories. Now, an average portion of spaghetti and meatballs . . . which includes two cups of pasta with sauce and three large meatballs . . . has 1,025 calories.
--20 years ago, an average serving of French fries was 2.4 ounces and had 210 calories. Now, an average serving of French fries is 6.9 ounces with 610 calories.
--20 years ago, an average turkey sandwich had 320 calories. Now, an average turkey sandwich is nearly a foot long and has 820 calories. (Yahoo Shine)
Posted by Peter Harrison at 2:49 AM