Those nutrition labels on our food can be pretty confusing! They tell us what's inside, but if we just take a quick glance, we may not really be getting the right message.
One of the biggest mistakes a lot of us make has to do with the serving or portion sizes. If we think that's for the whole package, we're only kidding ourselves. Consume more than the recommended serving size, and the numbers just won't jive. For example, the suggested one serving amount to use of this creamy salad dressing is 2 tablespoons. Let's face it, we usually use more than that. So if we take twice as much as they suggest, we're going to wind up with twice the calories, carbs and so on.
This may really surprise you! With a typical package of muffins, you'd think 3 muffins, 3 portions. Uh uh! The nutrition label says that a portion is HALF of a muffin with 300 calories! Now, come on! Most of us are going to eat more than half a muffin. And if we think we're doing better if we stick to low-fat or lighter foods.not always. If they don't satisfy our craving and we eat more, in the long run, we're increasing our calorie, sodium, carb or fat intake.
Think about it: 1/2 cup rich premium chocolate ice cream might satisfy you for less calories than 1 whole cup of low-fat chocolate ice cream. Less can sometimes be more when it comes to satisfying our taste buds and tummies!
So read package labels carefully, and be sure that, for you, they always add up to equal...