Intriguing

Sep. 18th, 2012 06:43 am
sailorzeo: (huh?)
[personal profile] sailorzeo
So, one of the things with tracking calories, and I've noticed this before, but I always forget about it in between bouts, is that when I start paying attention to serving sizes, I'm always surprised by some of them. 

For instance, this morning, we had pancakes.  Matt made them, so I entered the recipe into LoseIt, then just adjusted the number of servings to be the number of pancakes made.  That was pretty straightforward.  The spread serving size was a tablespoon; that seemed generous enough for 3 pancakes.  The maple syrup (real maple syrup; I stopped using "maple-flavored" syrup years ago) had a serving size of a quarter-cup.  I didn't have a clean quarter-cup measure, so I used the eighth-cup measure...and one of those was more than enough syrup for 3 pancakes.

I remember back in 1999-2000-ish, trying to keep track of what I ate by using recommended serving sizes only.  I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and was amazed at, I think, the serving size of the jelly compared to the peanut butter.  I don't remember now which was bigger; I just rememeber a comically unbalanced sandwich.

Date: Sep. 18th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dollsahoy.livejournal.com
I've been paying attention to recommended serving sizes for condiments and spreads lately, too, and have been boggled by the sheer size of most of them. Two *tablespoons* is what they mostly are, which seems kinda ridiculous to me...

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