The amount of food served at most restaurants has gotten bigger over time. While it may seem like "getting more for you money" is good, your mind can trick you into eating more than you realize -- and more than your body needs. A reasonable portion of fries is about the size of a baseball, or 10 fries. While people's calorie needs vary, teens need, on average, about 2,000 calories a day. When you get 610 from fries, you've already eaten more than a quarter of your calories for the day, leaving less room for more nutritious foods.