1/2 an apple...1/2 a bowl of microwavable soup...ridiculous. I've seen people (thin, svelte people) eat 2 cookes so I know to watch out for that - and, also, at least we KNOW cookies have calories (you know what I mean), but this serving size nonsense really annoys me.
Gosh, if I REALLY only wanted to eat half the soup I could certainly DIVIDE the number of calories in half...right?
Ridiculous. Only allows food folks to let us think the sodium in the soup and the sugar/fat in the caramel apple are in reasonable amounts.
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yeah its a suprise to learn how many the things we are eating is supposed to serve . sneaky of them . they want to make you eat more . that way they sell more . they dont care if you want to lose weight or not . good luck . but we have to learn to read the back of the label . shocking ..
I bought a package of caramel apples (taffy apples) I did a quick check in the store of the nutrition (3 weight watcher points) and thought for a special snack I'd treat myself! Well - upon further inspection - the serving size is 1/2 an apple! Who eats just half???? Now I am sad - I won't get my special treat!
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Thank goodness for the 100 calorie packages of cookies and other snacks. At least, then, I can eat the whole thing. Otherwise, it's really difficult to stay with the ridiculous serving sizes sometimes specified. As for the soup, the manufacturer is pretty clever. Most people would assume it's a one serving container.
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So I brought one of my soups for lunch today but didn't read the "serving size" ... now in my defense the soup is one of the microwavable soups in a bowl, so I thought for sure that it was only one serving!!! Its two!!!! Lesson learned! ALWAYS read the serving size! But honestly ... who buys the microwavable bowl soups and only eats half?
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