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How Does Your Portion Size Compare?


Posted by Lela D.

I stumbled upon this article [http://food.yahoo.com/blog/beautyeats/21374/6-outrageous-food-label-fake-outs] and wondered how the rest of you weigh in - so to speak. It often times seems the portion sizes on prepared foods are ridiculously small. Do you think those are realistic portion sizes, or just a deceitful way to get away with lower numbers on the nutritional label?
 
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It's a scam!!!. I recently read a label on a jar of Trader Joe's organic pickle spears. It actually calls a single serving "3/4 of a spear"! I am not kidding! Who on earth eats 3/4 of a pickle spear? This isn't even a whole pickle! A spear is about 1/4 of a pickle. So they are basically saying that we should eat 3/4 of the 1/4 of a pickle. So then what are we supposed to do with the remaining 1/4 of the 1/4 of a pickle? Wrap it up in tinfoil and have it with our breakfast? That even Trader Joe's is doing this is downright sad.
It's all smoke and mirrors.. It's just a ploy to get you to think something is healthier than it is. Lots of labels use this device. I honestly hadn't paid much attention to it until my daughter had a health class in sixth grade and her homework was looking at serving sizes on labels. It was a real eye opener.
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