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# Portion size changes over time and how it is affecting weight gain in america part 1

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Portion sizes have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Studies have shown that people tend to consume more if they were fed in a bigger plate thus contributing to our expanding waist lines.

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### Portion size changes over time and how it is affecting weight gain in america part 1

1. 1. Do You Know How Food Portions HaveChanged in 20 Years?National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteObesity Education Initiative
2. 2. BAGEL20 Years Ago Today140 calories3-inch diameterHow many caloriesare in this bagel?
3. 3. 140 calories3-inch diameterCalorie Difference: 210 calories350 calories6-inch diameterBAGEL20 Years Ago Today
4. 4. How long will you have to rake leaves in order toburn the extra 210 calories?**Based on 130-pound personMaintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing ActCalories In = Calories Out
5. 5. If you rake the leaves for 50 minutes you willburn the extra 210 calories.**Based on 130-pound personCalories In = Calories Out
6. 6. CHEESEBURGER20 Years Ago Today333 calories How many calories arein today’s cheeseburger?
7. 7. Calorie Difference: 257 calories590 caloriesCHEESEBURGER20 Years Ago Today333 calories
8. 8. Maintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing ActCalories In = Calories OutHow long will you have to lift weightsin order to burn the extra 257 calories?**Based on 130-pound person
9. 9. If you lift weights for 1 hour and 30 minutes,you will burn approximately 257 calories.**Based on 130-pound personCalories In = Calories Out
10. 10. SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS20 Years Ago Today500 calories1 cup spaghetti with sauceand 3 small meatballsHow many calories doyou think are in todaysportion of spaghetti andmeatballs?
11. 11. Calorie Difference: 525 calories1,025 calories2 cups of pasta with sauceand 3 large meatballs20 Years Ago Today500 calories1 cup spaghetti with sauceand 3 small meatballsSPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
12. 12. How long will you have to houseclean in orderto burn the extra 525 calories?**Based on 130-pound personMaintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing ActCalories In = Calories Out
13. 13. *Based on 130-pound personIf you houseclean for 2 hours and 35 minutes,you will burn approximately 525 calories.*Calories In = Calories Out
14. 14. FRENCH FRIES20 Years Ago Today210 Calories2.4 ouncesHow many calories are intoday’s portion of fries?
15. 15. 610 Calories6.9 ouncesCalorie Difference: 400 CaloriesFRENCH FRIES20 Years Ago Today210 Calories2.4 ounces
16. 16. How long will you have to walk leisurely inorder to burn those extra 400 calories?**Based on 160-pound personMaintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing ActCalories In = Calories Out
17. 17. *Based on 160-pound personIf you walk leisurely for 1 hour and 10 minutesyou will burn approximately 400 calories.*Calories In = Calories Out
18. 18. 85 Calories6.5 ouncesHow many calories arein today’s portion?SODA20 Years Ago Today
19. 19. Calorie Difference: 165 Calories250 Calories20 ounces85 Calories6.5 ouncesSODA20 Years Ago Today
20. 20. How long will you have to work in the garden toburn those extra calories?**Based on 160-pound personMaintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing ActCalories In = Calories Out
21. 21. If you work in the garden for 35 minutes,you will burn approximately 165 calories.**Based on 160-pound personCalories In = Calories Out
22. 22. 320 calories How many calories are intoday’s turkey sandwich?TURKEY SANDWICH20 Years Ago Today
23. 23. Calorie Difference: 500 calories820 calories320 caloriesTURKEY SANDWICH20 Years Ago Today
24. 24. How long will you have to ride a bike in order toburn those extra calories?**Based on 160-pound personMaintaining a Healthy Weight is a Balancing ActCalories In = Calories Out
25. 25. *Based on 160-pound personIf you ride a bike for 1 hour and 25 minutes,you will burn approximately 500 calories.*Calories In = Calories Out