If you were a woman age 40-49 in 1960 the average weight for your age category was 140 pounds. in 2000, the average weight for a 40-49 year old woman was 169 pounds. Although I have no data at my finger tips to support it, from observation I would surmise that the average weight has again increased over the past nine years and the weight gain for men is similar to that of women.
It’s been all about super-sizing. The paradigm must shift to down-sizing, mini-sizing. Think Mini Mouse (waistline), Mini Pearl, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Olive Oil! It’s easy…just begin with small portion sizes, small plates, small cups, splitting meals when dinning out, no second servings, no refills of sodas, Small changes – one day at a time. PASS IT ON!