Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Everything is BIGGER now!

I found these interesting statistics in a newsletter from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

This shows the percentage increase in size of today's ready-made food items over their size in 1982.

White bread is the same size.
Beer- 28% larger
Soda-35 % larger
Hamburger, chain restaurant- 112%
Bagel, independent store-195%
Steak- 224%
Cooked pasta-480%
Chocolate Chip Cookie-700%

That means that chocolate chip cookies are 7x what they were in 1982. I know I'm much bigger than I was in 1982!


Cheryl said...

Wow. that incredible.

Crystal said...

So, the food got bigger and so did our butts! HA

Lura said...

Well, OUR butts did, yours is still the same!