The final word is not out on this question, but we know for certain that American restaurants supersize meals. Eat out frequently and you will be swimming in calories. What about other countries? We found this to be very interesting.
Researchers measured the calories in frequently ordered meals at randomly selected restaurants in Brazil, Finland, Ghana, India and China. Compared to U.S. data the average calorie count was similar (about 1,100 calories per meal). It was lower only in China.
My mother used to tell us not to leave any food on our plate. Maybe that was true then. Certainly not now.