Wow, in 1970, the average daily intake was 2,057 calories. In 1990, it went up to 2,405 calories or the equivalent of a 28 lbs weight gain in a year. By 2008, we were ingesting 2674 calories a day, a 64 lbs increase in one year over the 1970 data. What does that say to us about moderation? There is none!