Friday 6 November 2009

Portion Size, Then Vs. Now

The bagel on the left was the serving size 20 years ago. On the right is bagel you get now. Over the past few decades, portion sizes of everything from muffins to sandwiches have grown considerably. Large quantities of cheap food have distorted our perceptions of what a typical meal is supposed to look like.

These portion comparisons, adapted from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Portion Distortion Quiz, give a visual representation of what sizes used to be compared to what they are today.

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