When it comes to servings and portion sizes, I pride myself at having an eagle eye and an encyclopedic knowledge of the calorie count of darn near every food on the planet. Well, that was until a recent snafu when I missed on a package of these snacks that there were not one but TWO SERVINGS in the bag, resulting in a total of 300 cals per package, not 150. (Sneaky nutritionals be damned!)
And then I ran across a survey by Hungry Girl, and I really started doubting my powers. More than half of participants studied overestimated a single serving of cereal by at least 25 percent and the average estimation of a serving of ice cream among all participants was 20 percent more than more than a half cup (what the nutritional label says a serving is)! I know one thing is for sure, I’ll be reading those nutritionals extra closely and measuring out that ice cream and cereal from here on out!
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