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December 20th, 2010 - Staff
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April 24th, 2010 - By Julie Dean Kessler
Weight gain and all that goes with it—sluggishness, too-tight clothes, and frustration—may be sneaking up on you in ways it never did for your Grandma Mary or your Great-Uncle Gene.
So says Jerry Sabo, certified nutritionist for Methodist Hospitals in Northwest Indiana, where he works in cardiac rehabilitation services. In this revealing Q & A he unwraps some nuggets of information about how food is served, and how to foil trends that can sabotage your weight-loss efforts.
Q: What change do you see that affects the way people eat now compared to a few decades ago? Portion sizes have changed over the years. In 1954 a Burger King french fry order was 2.6 ounces; that has doubled, and a jumbo fry is 6.9 ounces. A standard McDonald’s burger in 1955 was 1.6 ounces, about 333 calories.