busy chillin': Activity level has to come into this some where. I knew a body builder guy that ate 9 meals a day and needed something like 12,000* calories a day to fuel his metabolism.Exercise.*talkin' out of ass, but I remember being floored by the number he said. I guess I could google it...nope don't care.
Jekylman: Queensowntalia: kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?1/1000th of a Fark.Also known as a Gredunza\since we're redefining serving sizes anyway
Arkanaut: What's a bagle?
Wangiss: How about someone in power on either side of the aisle stops spending over $10B per year in subsidies for the express purpose of flooding the market with the cheap crap we're eating ourselves to death with?No campaign contributions in that? Oh, okay.
Shazam999: Exercise is overrated. A 5K run for me amounts to about 500 calories used. For the average person it's not enough to counteract the 3000-4000 calories they're eating daily./ Thank you girl with the nice tits that tried to keep up with me yesterday night.
Misch: ReapTheChaos: Nothing on breakfast cereal? That's the main one I'd like to see standardized. As it stands they list a serving sizes of 1/2, 3/4, 2/3 and 1 cup, try comparing that while standing in the grocery store.Cereals are sold by weight, not by volume. The volume is approximate. There's always a gram measurement.Get a kitchen scale, it's your best friend.
kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?
Rik01: Well, this thread went to hell faster than normal.IMO, when you have a population getting much heavier from lousy diets, perhaps it's not best to adjust the 'serving size' to encourage this.My generation tended to be a lot less heavy for various reasons, but top most was the very simple fact that we were not overwhelmed with snack and fast foods. They existed, but not in the incredible amounts like today. Nor was TV full of advertising encouraging us to gobble down every bit of delicious garbage displayed.In 1965, no one in my town had ever heard of frozen pizza. 2014 and the grocery stores have whole freezers devoted to assorted versions of the stuff.
SuperNinjaToad: Why is it stupid? I think it's a good idea to increase the serving size of the daily nutritional facts to reflect what's actually being eaten.A lot of folks don;t actually read the quatity per serving portion/daily but rather go straight to the nutritional facts per serving which gives a distorted and often much less numerical value.I guess subby must be a 6 footer and weighs 100 ibs wet to WANT to actually think he's eating much less than what he actually ate.
mr0x: Shazam999: Exercise is overrated. A 5K run for me amounts to about 500 calories used. For the average person it's not enough to counteract the 3000-4000 calories they're eating daily./ Thank you girl with the nice tits that tried to keep up with me yesterday night.Exercise is not over-rated.You cannot eat while you are exercising.Also, you usually don't eat a few hours before exercising.So, you also have to deduct the calories not eaten while exercising and to exercise to the calories used while exercising.
hitnrun74: Avocado 0 caloriesServing size 1 AvocadoServing suggestion: place in garbage, acquire proper food, read nutrition information and eat accordingly.
FirstNationalBastard: Jekylman: Queensowntalia: kronicfeld: What is the new serving size for Internet pedantry?1/1000th of a Fark.Also known as a Gredunza\since we're redefining serving sizes anywayHEY!That 1/1004th of a FARK.
TwistedIvory: Theaetetus: Since when did anyone say that a tenth of a bagel was the entire portion size? I think you're reading something neither Subby nor I said.Sounds pretty much like what the headline says, to me. That's definitely how I read it.Theaetetus: As you note, the article said that the portion size was one half of a bagel plus one tenth of the other half. I.e. to eat a proper serving, you would have to, at some point, identify a tenth of a bagel half.Or do basic math. "Let's see, serving size says 55g, but this bagel weighs 95g. Therefore I'll eat about half."However, that's problematic if the label doesn't identify the weight of each unit in the wrapper. I get that, that's a problem if you can't just intuit how 55g feels. In the US we have "servings per container," which I think is a decent method of approximation. Nobody is going to cut their bagel halves into tenths. That's a really silly assertion (much like it's silly to have an unrealistic portion size on the nutrition info).Theaetetus: Yes, you're being pedantic, and you didn't read either Subby's statement nor my criticism correctly, and inferred something different. So, good jorb with the hypocrisy.Actually, I was really trying to give us a diplomatic way out. I was trying to find a middle ground ("there are problems, I understand what they are and why they are problems but hooray, they're being addressed") so that we didn't have to go back and forth anymore. This was the cue to just say, "Ah hah, chap, I smell what you've been stepping in!" and then we chuckle a bit amongst ourselves and go on our merry ways.So, yeah, mission failed.
naughtyrev: Where the hell did they find Bartle's and James wine coolers at?
mr0x: You cannot eat while you are exercising.Also, you usually don't eat a few hours before exercising.
Shazam999: Wangiss: How about someone in power on either side of the aisle stops spending over $10B per year in subsidies for the express purpose of flooding the market with the cheap crap we're eating ourselves to death with?No campaign contributions in that? Oh, okay.Blech, whole can of worms being opened, but...Most countries that produce food subsidize food production. This is to ensure that there's food. Believe it or not there's actually only a few edible products that can be stored in a raw state - wheat, feed corn, barley... Because without food society crumbles.Anyhow it's really up to you to control what you decide to shove down your gullet. If you decide to eat too many calories of your favorite organic whatever BS food, you're still going to get fat(ter).
LemSkroob: Man, that was a sad looking bagel.This is what real bagels look like.[gothamist.com image 640x479]/Hint: real bagels don't come pre-bagged.//And you can only get good ones in NY///Because we have the best jews
lostcat: So nothing has really changed. The FDA has just made it slightly easier for people who can't do basic math to figure out the nutritional value of what they are eating.Who am I kidding. "People who can't do basic math," is about 80% of the US.Carry on, FDA.
vernonFL: Random Anonymous Blackmail: How many calories does a bottle of vodak have in it... the numbers are too damn blurry.Vodka is about 100 calories per ounce. So for me that is 300 calories per "serving"
StreetlightInTheGhetto: [static.guim.co.uk image 620x372]I drink my coffee black like everyone should, but the old standard for sweetened coffee wasn't even a full damn cup's worth.Other than the Yogurt Lobby somehow having pull at the FDA,/imokaywiththis.jpg
gweilo8888: Personally, I think serving sizes should work something like this:* Any processed, ready-to-eat (or just add water, just heat, whatever) thing sold in an unsealable container: One serving size is the whole container* Anything else: Set up a Nielsen-style survey of people's eating habits over say ~1,000 households. Record how much is eaten of any given item per person, per day. Average the results, hey presto -- there is your serving size. Rinse and repeat annually based on the previous year's results. Not enough data for a given food? Use the serving size of the closest food in the database, nutritionally speaking.* Restaurant food: Nutrition info isn't calculated from your specially hand-prepared item made specifically for testing. Ten samples are chosen randomly and anonymously (samples are taken from random branches of your restaurant chain and ordered as if you are a normal member of the public), then the results averaged.* No rounding down of any bad-for-you figures (eg. 0.478g of fat is 0.5g or 1g, not 0g)* No rounding up of any good-for-you figures (eg. 0.27g of fiber is not 0.5g or 1g, it is 0.2g or 0g)* No bundling of ingredients (it's not "spices" or "flavorings", it is the actual names of the items you put in there)* No beautifying / rebranding of ingredient names where they are not significantly nutritionally different from existing ingredients (it's not "Valencia oranges", it's "oranges"; it's not "Chilean sea bass", it's "Patagonian toothfish".)* No using misleading terminology (eg: It's not 98% fat-free, it's 2% fat.)* No using misleading references (eg. if your product wouldn't ordinarily contain fat, no labeling your product "a fat-free food" -- we all know that soda is fat-free and lard is sugar-free, thanks very much.)* No misleading product photography (ads must show the actual foodstuff in question, it must be taken as a random, anonymous sample from actual production, and it may not be "dressed / styled" or the photo retouched locally. (eg. you see the poorly-assembled abortion McDonalds actually sells you, not the puffy, fluffy, colorful and juicy-looking fake creation you see now.)Pros:- You'd have realistic serving sizes for the first time ever.- As serving sizes change over time, so would the nutritional info, reflecting current behavior- Level playing field for manufacturersCons (from the manufacturer's perspective):- Expensive survey (but adding just one cent to the cost of each processed food item sold would cover this many, many times over)- Cost of changing packaging (but in our computerized, digital world, realistically this could be set to update automatically.- Sales of many processed foods would tank once misleading claims were removed and people could see the truth about what they were eating- It will never happen, ever./this is all a pipe dream
Shazam999: busy chillin': Activity level has to come into this some where. I knew a body builder guy that ate 9 meals a day and needed something like 12,000* calories a day to fuel his metabolism.Exercise.*talkin' out of ass, but I remember being floored by the number he said. I guess I could google it...nope don't care.Exercise is overrated. A 5K run for me amounts to about 500 calories used. For the average person it's not enough to counteract the 3000-4000 calories they're eating daily./ Thank you girl with the nice tits that tried to keep up with me yesterday night.
DubtodaIll: I was told when I was in grade school that a 1 serving is about the size of a deck of cards.
vodka: lets just get this out of the way: pop-tarts are disgusting
WelldeadLink: Bareefer Obonghit: Bagle? I assume you meant Beagle. And yes I will; this is a stupendous Chinese restaurant. Good day.[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 280x210]
HotWingConspiracy: I just don't understand Michelle Obama's hatred for kids with diabetes. Think of all the cash this charity will miss out on when sodas can't have Serving Size: MEGA JUG[3.bp.blogspot.com image 458x561]
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