It’s no secret that food portion sizes have grown exponentially since the mid 20th century. Here’s a great article that shows the differences in portions between then and now. For example, check out these pizza slices:
Pizza, 20 years ago – 500 calories Pizza, today – 850 calories
In New York City, fast food chains must now post calorie counts next to each food item on the menu. This is somewhat of a controversial measure that has been protested and debated, but I think it’s important that people know what they’re getting themselves into when they have that craving for the extra-large supersized meal. I have to admit that I made some different choices after seeing calorie postings right next to the foods I desired.