Fast Food Anyone?

In her article on how portion size adds up to obesity, Debra-Lynn Hook writes:|

In competition with each other and operating under the philosophy that bigger is better, restaurants often serve up a portion size that is equal to two to four normal servings, while menu boards at fast-food restaurants scream “supersized burgers and fries!” Consider these portion-size facts:

  • In the 1950s, a regular fast-food burger was 2.8 ounces and 202 calories. In 2004, that same burger was 4.3 ounces and 310 calories.
  • A regular Coke grew from six ounces in 1916 to 21 ounces in 1996.
  • These days, you can buy a “double gulp” drink that’s 64 ounces and more than 600 calories, and a burrito that’s 1,100 calories or almost three-fourths of the entire daily 1,600-calorie allotment for an average-sized, non-exercising woman. Have them both, and you’re over the allotment.
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    About Uri Brito

    I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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