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Food portions then and now

Over the past few decades, portion sizes of everything from muffins to sandwiches have grown considerably. Unfortunately, America's waistbands have reacted accordingly. In the 1970s, around 47 percent of Americans were overweight or obese; now 66 percent of us are. In addition, the number of just obese people has doubled, from 15 percent of our population to 30 percent.

Two slices of pizza

Twenty years ago                                                    Today
500 calories                                                             850 calories                                

Cup of coffee

Twenty years ago                                                   Today
Coffee with milk and sugar                                       Grande café mocha with whip, 2% milk
8 ounces                                                                 16 ounces
45 calories                                                              330 calories

Movie popcorn

Twenty Years Ago                                         Today
5 cups                                                           Tub
270 calories                                                   630 calories


Twenty Years Ago                                   Today—Noah's Plain Bagel
3-inch diameter                                         5-6-inch diameter
140 calories                                              350 calories


Twenty years ago                                    Today's Burger


333 calories                                              590 calories

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