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Old 08-04-2022, 11:11 AM
 
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Does anyone really consult the "serving size" on the back of the package before deciding how much to eat?

I know people who will check the amount of sodium, or grams of sugar, etc., if they have special dietary needs. Or they may be counting calories. But no one I ever heard of studied the ingredient panel on a loaf of bread and said, "Well, the serving size is one slice, so I'll just have one slice. Because it says so."

As for non-resealable packages being just one serving, that's obviously not true. A box of crackers with a non-resealable inner bag may say it's five or six servings. But then who believes everything they read on Facebook.
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:15 AM
 
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That is an old concessionaire's trick. Most people will automatically order a regular or medium, which gets upsized and up-priced, and the small is relabeled "child size." No joke, at one point in the movie theatres we sold a 64 oz drink in a modified milk carton that allowed for a couple of straws.



I routinely order a children's cone at the ice cream stores. It's usually a true single scoop - meaning one run through the ice cream vat.

The regular "small" or one-scoop serving is the children's size with one or two more trips through the ice cream vat. Totally unnecessary.

Here are some Cups & Cones prices from Baskin Robbins. You will note that the Small is called Kids.

Kids $1.77
Regular $2.22
Large $3.34
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Old 08-04-2022, 12:52 PM
 
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Does anyone really consult the "serving size" on the back of the package before deciding how much to eat?

I know people who will check the amount of sodium, or grams of sugar, etc., if they have special dietary needs. Or they may be counting calories. But no one I ever heard of studied the ingredient panel on a loaf of bread and said, "Well, the serving size is one slice, so I'll just have one slice. Because it says so."

As for non-resealable packages being just one serving, that's obviously not true. A box of crackers with a non-resealable inner bag may say it's five or six servings. But then who believes everything they read on Facebook.
I have. I will multiply the serving size by the number of servings to get the total calories (or whatever) for the whole package. Then I know how many calories I am taking in by how much I actually consume. So, it doesn't matter if it says four servings at X calories per package. If I eat half, I ate half the total calories.
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Old 08-04-2022, 12:54 PM
 
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What is crazy to me is the Ramen noodles in the package. there is a block of dry noodles and flavoring packet. The serving size is 1/2 the package. Just how do you do that? And why are the calories so high for that stuff?????
And who actually eats that stuff to begin with?

I've heard of ramen on City-Data, and then I noticed it in the store, but I do not think I've ever met anyone who actually ate it.
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:15 PM
 
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I have. I will multiply the serving size by the number of servings to get the total calories (or whatever) for the whole package. Then I know how many calories I am taking in by how much I actually consume. So, it doesn't matter if it says four servings at X calories per package. If I eat half, I ate half the total calories.
Right. Of course. But if the loaf of bread says a slice is one serving, do you use that fact to choose to take only one slice instead two? I don't think most people do that. If they want a sandwich with two slices of bread, they're going to take two regardless of whatever a "serving" is supposed to be according to the package.
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:45 PM
 
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Right. Of course. But if the loaf of bread says a slice is one serving, do you use that fact to choose to take only one slice instead two? I don't think most people do that. If they want a sandwich with two slices of bread, they're going to take two regardless of whatever a "serving" is supposed to be according to the package.
No, of course not.
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Old 08-05-2022, 04:37 AM
 
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Does anyone really consult the "serving size" on the back of the package before deciding how much to eat?

I know people who will check the amount of sodium, or grams of sugar, etc., if they have special dietary needs. Or they may be counting calories. But no one I ever heard of studied the ingredient panel on a loaf of bread and said, "Well, the serving size is one slice, so I'll just have one slice. Because it says so."

As for non-resealable packages being just one serving, that's obviously not true. A box of crackers with a non-resealable inner bag may say it's five or six servings. But then who believes everything they read on Facebook.
I do. I’m diabetic. After a while it becomes second nature if that food becomes a part of my diet.

I was taught to count carbs. I learned here to eat to my meter. I’ve been diabetic for years and pretty much I’ve kept my A1c under seven. Under times of stress I reach for sugar and carbs. Chocolate and donuts are my drugs of choice. And especially Krispy Kreme‘s cream filled chocolate covered donuts. Once a month treat, unless stressed. I just moved and switched that to Giant Eagle’s maple iced, cream filled Long John donut.

So yeah, occasionally I’ve gone over seven.
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:20 AM
 
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Does anyone really consult the "serving size" on the back of the package before deciding how much to eat?

I know people who will check the amount of sodium, or grams of sugar, etc., if they have special dietary needs. Or they may be counting calories. But no one I ever heard of studied the ingredient panel on a loaf of bread and said, "Well, the serving size is one slice, so I'll just have one slice. Because it says so."

As for non-resealable packages being just one serving, that's obviously not true. A box of crackers with a non-resealable inner bag may say it's five or six servings. But then who believes everything they read on Facebook.
I check the nutritional content on packages before I even purchase them.

As for bread, I already know the nutritional value of it before I decide to eat it. I'm pretty conscientious about my diet (meaning food intake - not weight loss).
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Old 08-05-2022, 11:24 AM
 
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And who actually eats that stuff to begin with?

I've heard of ramen on City-Data, and then I noticed it in the store, but I do not think I've ever met anyone who actually ate it.
Oh my. My son and nephews LOVE it. They lived off of it in college LOL. And today there are so many very good varieties.


Shin Ramyun Black is killer. I make it and add chicken. Soooo good. Would never have known about it if my son had not enlightened me!

https://nongshimusa.com/homev2/our-p...nd/shin-black/
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Old 08-05-2022, 07:32 PM
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I've gotten tortillas as small as 4" across, and as large as 12" across. I usually buy 6" tortillas, in a pack of 24, then freeze them to use as needed.

You can do the math to figure out equivalencies.
6" diameter x Pi (3.14) = 18.84 square inches in area.
12" tortillas are about twice as large
4" are about 12.5 sq inches, 8" are twice that.
Oops, this is the second time lately that I've messed up the math.
Pi x diameter is circumference, not area. π r squared is area.
A 6" tortilla is 3x3xπ, about 28 square inches.
A 12" tortilla is 113 square inches, more than 4 times as large as a tortilla half it's diameter.
Kind of awesome.
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