Okay . . . so today . . . we're talking about "SERVING SIZE" . . . and "PORTION CONTROL" . . . and why it matter???
Now . . . a "serving" size . . . is the amount of food listed on a product's package Nutrition Facts label.
Whereas . . . "Portion" size . . . is how much food you "choose" to "EAT" at one time.
And a good example would be a bag of "chips" . . .
A "serving" size is what that bag of chips states on the label . . . like 15 chips per serving . . .
But . . . eating directly out of that bag of chips . . . we're more likely to eat "MORE" than the "serving" size listed . . . and now "that" becomes a "portion" size because you just ate more than 15 chips in that serving.
And with this . . . it almost always leads to overeating.
Okay . . . so did you know that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration updated the "serving size" on labels to "reflect" the amount people "typically" eat and drink today???
Well, it's true!!!!
Another good example would be with soda . . . the "serving" size has been changed from 8 ounces to 12 ounces to accommodate the fact that "we" . . . as the consumer . . . drink more soda today than we did when the FDA originally set up the "serving" size guidelines.
Or what about ice cream???
A small pint of ice cream "used" to say . . . 4 servings equaling 200 calories per serving size . . .
But . . . now that same pint of ice cream says . . . 3 servings equaling 270 calories per serving size . . .
How can this be right . . . or better for us???
By the FDA . . . "INCREASING" . . . the amount in a "serving size" to ACCOMMIDATE us . . .
They have just given us "PERMISSION" . . . to "OVEREAT"
This is NOT better for us PEOPLE . . . it's just promoting OVEREATING and OBESITY!
And add to that . . . the majority of foods that are being "promoted" in this manner by the FDA . . . are "EMPTY CALORIES" foods.
So are "serving" sizes MISLEADING????
"ABSOLUTELY" . . . 100% . . . YES!!!!!
You see . . . the "serving" sizes listed on any Nutrition Facts labels . . . are NOT really the "serving" size we "SHOULD" be consuming for "OPTIMAL" health.
And unfortunately . . . these new laws and guidelines that are set up by the FDA state . . .
"Serving" size MUST be based on how much food people "actually" consume and "NOT" on what they SHOULD "really" consume for optimal health and weight loss.
Okay . . . so I want to know . . . who the heck made up this "stupid" rule . . .
Are they just trying to keep us "fat" and unhealthy on purpose???
And this is why we as consumers . . . are confused and overweight.
So really . . . let's think about this . . .
The FDA just upped the "portion" size in a "serving" size because they told us it's okay to eat more.
And in a few years because we're eating more NOW . . . they'll up the "portion" size in a "serving" size again . . .
What are they trying to do to us???
So let's be "SMART" people and take back our control of "portion" and "serving" size.
And tomorrow, we'll talk about our "RELATIONSHIP" with "FOOD"
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