Have been cross checking size tables used in our company with the ASTM standards and found this article in Wikipedia.
Three size tables, three different years: 1971, 2001 and 2011.
Size 8 waist in 1971: 23½ inch
Size 8 waist in 2001: 27 inch
Size 8 waist in 2011: 29½ inch
US confection waist sizes went up 6 inch in the past 40 years.
And it gets even better: what we used to call Size 8 – is a Double Zero now!
Is this because our bones are getting heavier?
Or is there another more obvious and real reason?
1 additional inch on the waist line stands for ca. 5 pounds of extra weight.
30 extra pounds!
I do not say it often – but, o boy, am I in shock!
We should stop eating garbage! Like NOW!