According to a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, fast food portions are bigger than ever.
Researchers looked at the menus of 10 fast food chains between 1986 and 2016, finding the number of choices offered expanded by over 200 percent.
The portion sizes of entrees, sides, and desserts also increased significantly which means calorie content of fast food is the highest it’s been in decades.
Experts say this trend is likely part of the reason for the country’s growing obesity epidemic.
Researchers hope the findings will encourage restaurants to offer smaller portions to help people consume fewer calories.