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Our Burger Combos Are Bigger Than in 1950 (And So Are We)

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If you thought maybe you'd turn your lunchtime into a nod to National Burger Month by picking up one of those ubiquitous combo meals, this buzz-killing infographic produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illustrates just how much bigger an average American burger-fries-soda combo has gotten since 1950.

Unfortunately, as it goes for burger combo sizes, so it goes for the Americans who consume them: "The average restaurant meal today is more than four times larger than in the 1950s. And adults are, on average, 26 pounds heavier," explains the CDC.


Maybe we could all use a little more Jamie Oliver-style Food Revolution-izing. Salad for lunch, anyone?