Like to dine out? Of course you do. That's one of the reasons you live in New York City. Be forewarned, though. McDonald's isn't the only "restaurant" guilty of supersizing. Americans want more on their plate, and chefs everywhere are happy to accommodate.

According to the article, "A typical restaurant meal has at least 60% more calories than the average meal made at home." Furthermore, "portions served at restaurants have steadily increased since the 1970s in tandem with the rise in obesity rates."

Be conscious of this next time you're eating out. Forget what your mother told you. You don't have to (and probably shouldn't) clean your plate.