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Old 08-10-2022, 10:59 PM
Location: Dessert
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Originally Posted by HJ99 View Post
And the sandwich was your main course as per your description. If you had a real main course, would you need two sandwiches?
If you had a "main course", you wouldn't need a sandwich at all.

In my experience, a sandwich IS the main course, and is made with two slices of bread. Perhaps that's different in your life, where half a sandwich serves as some kind of side dish.
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Old 08-11-2022, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Robinwomb View Post
I marvel at the little tubs of hummus or cream cheese that say 8 servings in container. I examine the container and wonder how on Earth anyone could get 8 servings out of that lol.
By and large, people don't understand the food labels at all. They were developed decades ago for diabetics to help them count their daily allotment of food.

A "serving size" is just a basic unit of measurement. A "serving size" does not mean that you're supposed to eat only that amount. They do expect you to eat more than a "serving size," but you must count each serving size towards your daily allotment, depending on your diet.

For example, bread. A "serving" of bread (or any other carb) is 15 grams and 80 calories. But most people can eat and maintain their weight by eating 3 to 5 servings of carbs with each meal. (Usually 3 or 4 for women and upwards of 5+ for an active man.)

So, do the math for an active man if he is allowed 5 servings of carbs, or bread, for each meal... For one meal he can eat (15g of carbs x 5 = 75 grams) or 450 calories (80x5). --Yes, 5 slices of bread with each meal. --And that's just one meal. He can eat 15 slices (basically a whole loaf of bread) each day and still maintain his weight. He can make 2.5 sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if he wants. The "serving size" is just a basic measurement. You then adjust it to your personal needs.

Even the average woman can have 3 servings of carbs each meal, or 3 slices of bread, or 9 for the whole day if she wants.

The serving sizes will not make any sense unless you know the diabetic diet. Probably the closest comparison to it is the "Weight Watcher Point System." It works almost the same way. In fact, Weight Watchers kind of ripped off, modified, and rejiggered the old diabetic diet plan.
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