A package of store bought bagels says a serving size is one bagel…but the resources I’ve been consulting say that’s only true if the bagel is the size of a hockey puck (can you find a bagel that small anywhere? Mission impossible). Same for the frozen pasta meal I had from Trader Joe’s today. The serving size read 1 package, but I’d estimate there were 1.5 cups of pasta in it, and I know a serving size of pasta to only be half a cup.
So why the discrepancy? Why would a food be labeled as 1 serving size when it’s actually 3?
Then there’s the traditional Food Pyramid that says I should eat 6-11 servings of grains a day. Great news! Not so fast…then I go to MyPyramid.org and it tells me that based on my age, sex, and general activity, that I should eat only eat 7oz. of grains a day. How the hell do I measure an ounce of bread? Is it just me, or does 7oz. sounds like a lot less than 11 servings?
No wonder we’re all overweight, this s**t is confusing.
It’s time for an intervention: Nutrition friends, can I get some help here? Who has a legitimate resource for me to trust? Would anyone who’s knowledgable on the subject be interested in doing a guest post?