Fat Americans, Fatter Portion Sizes


Typical All-American Burger

Typical All-American Burger

With many restaurants and fast food chains offering meals that can be two to three times larger than a single serving, it’s no surprise that America’s nationwide obesity crisis is in full effect. For a reality check, learn about what a portion size really should be.

1 Serving of meat, fish, or poultry:
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Deck of Cards

1 Serving of Vegetables or Fruit:
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Baseball

1 Serving of Cheese:
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6 Dice

1 Serving of Dried Fruits or Nuts:
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Golf Ball

If you’re having trouble controlling your portion sizes, pick up a few Lean Cuisine frozen dinners to retrain your mind on what a portion size should really be.

Resources:

  • Check out “Portion Size: Then and Now,” a photo essay comparing food portion sizes from twenty years ago and today on DivineCaroline.com.
  • You might also like Fast Food Nation, a book about the cold hard facts of fast food’s adverse effects.
Quiz Yourself:

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Find the answers here at ConsumerReports.org.

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