WELLNESS
05/23/2012 01:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The New (Ab)Normal: Portion Sizes Today vs. In The 1950s (INFOGRAPHIC)

The average restaurant meal is four -- four -- times larger than it was in the 1950s. In fact, 96 percent of entrees at chain restaurants exceed dietary guidelines for sodium, fat and saturated fat per meal, according to a recent study.

All those additional calories are a big problem -- for our waistlines. The average adult is now 26 pounds heavier than 60 years ago.

It's not always easy to tell when you're overdoing it, especially since we're used to never-ending bowls of pasta and burgers too big to bite into. The infographic from the CDC below, however, makes it pretty clear.

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