Why you’ll pile on 5lbs per year by ‘going large’: Warning pressure from fast food chains and shops to buy bigger is fuelling obesity

High street food chains’ efforts to get customers to ‘go large’ threatens an average weight gain of as much as five pounds a year, it is claimed.

Health experts warn today that pressure from fast food chains, coffee shops and others to buy bigger portions and snack on high calorie foods is feeding obesity.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) said this ‘upselling’ means that every week one in three people with upgrade to a large meal in a fast food outlet.

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