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(Daily Mail)   Brits reminded to exercise portion control for what they eat. Recommended portion size for various foods: 13 crisps of Pringles; HALF a bottle of coke; four jelly babies, a fifth of a Cadbury's Giant Buttons pack of choccies; 16 Smarties   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-09-22 1:43:16 AM  
I notice that they didn't even attempt to tell people how many pints of beer they should drink.
 
2020-09-22 4:32:07 AM  
The referenced Smarties are these
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And not these:
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2020-09-22 6:18:51 AM  
Also 1 bag of sugar-free Haribo gummy bears, as no food will remain inside you long enough to absorb its calories.
 
2020-09-22 8:09:15 AM  
Looks like the Chocolate ration HAS been reduced.

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2020-09-22 8:09:59 AM  
13 Pringles? Impossible. Each can is two servings. Unless you are alone. Then it's one.

My Pringle policy: the only winning move is not to buy.
 
2020-09-22 8:16:40 AM  
I'm running out of Marmite here in Canuckistan. I think back at all those tales my parents used to tell about living through the Blitz & war rations during WWII and try not to whine about my breakfast spread shortage.
 
2020-09-22 8:43:33 AM  
In other news, the chocolate ration has been raised to 20 grams a week
 
2020-09-22 10:04:38 AM  

oldfarthenry: I'm running out of Marmite here in Canuckistan. I think back at all those tales my parents used to tell about living through the Blitz & war rations during WWII and try not to whine about my breakfast spread shortage.


You can order things on the internet, not just whine about them over and over in fark threads.
 
2020-09-22 10:10:29 AM  

knight_on_the_rail: oldfarthenry: I'm running out of Marmite here in Canuckistan. I think back at all those tales my parents used to tell about living through the Blitz & war rations during WWII and try not to whine about my breakfast spread shortage.

You can order things on the internet, not just whine about them over and over in fark threads.


I already looked on Amazon. I ain't paying $27 for a jar - even in Canuckian pesos!
 
2020-09-22 10:11:38 AM  

knight_on_the_rail: oldfarthenry: I'm running out of Marmite here in Canuckistan. I think back at all those tales my parents used to tell about living through the Blitz & war rations during WWII and try not to whine about my breakfast spread shortage.

You can order things on the internet, not just whine about them over and over in fark threads.


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2020-09-22 10:26:09 AM  

mekkab: knight_on_the_rail: oldfarthenry: I'm running out of Marmite here in Canuckistan. I think back at all those tales my parents used to tell about living through the Blitz & war rations during WWII and try not to whine about my breakfast spread shortage.

You can order things on the internet, not just whine about them over and over in fark threads.

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What a farking snowflake.
 
2020-09-22 12:44:03 PM  
You that is something that has bothered me for years, the unrealistically small portion sizes on nutritional labels on food packaging.

Now as an American i fully admit the actual portion sizes we eat are too large to be healthy is most cases, this situation will obviously vary depending on where you live on this planet we call home.

That said speaking for folks in the US the actual portion sizes that should be used when calculating Nutrition information ought to fall someplace in between the piddling unrealistic amounts food  companies prefer to use as portion size  and what on average we actually in the real world see as a proper portion.
 
2020-09-22 1:27:56 PM  

grimlock1972: You that is something that has bothered me for years, the unrealistically small portion sizes on nutritional labels on food packaging.

Now as an American i fully admit the actual portion sizes we eat are too large to be healthy is most cases, this situation will obviously vary depending on where you live on this planet we call home.

That said speaking for folks in the US the actual portion sizes that should be used when calculating Nutrition information ought to fall someplace in between the piddling unrealistic amounts food  companies prefer to use as portion size  and what on average we actually in the real world see as a proper portion.


Now that would be a fun idea for a documentary - 30 days of eating only the portion sizes listed on the nutrition labels.  Sort of a reverse-"Super Size Me".
 
2020-09-22 1:41:03 PM  

knight_on_the_rail: What a farking snowflake.


I don't think I've ever seen OldFartHenry referred to as a snowflake.  The times are changing!

/Turd-flake, yes. But not a snowflake.
 
2020-09-22 2:34:34 PM  

grimlock1972: You that is something that has bothered me for years, the unrealistically small portion sizes on nutritional labels on food packaging.

Now as an American i fully admit the actual portion sizes we eat are too large to be healthy is most cases, this situation will obviously vary depending on where you live on this planet we call home.

That said speaking for folks in the US the actual portion sizes that should be used when calculating Nutrition information ought to fall someplace in between the piddling unrealistic amounts food  companies prefer to use as portion size  and what on average we actually in the real world see as a proper portion.


CSB:  a few years ago, I was  part of a team that developed an exhibition on food and nutrition.  One of the exhibits was on portion control and I was struck by how small the recommended portions are.  For cheese, one serving size is a piece of cheese the size of two dice...and not the fuzzy kind of dice that you hang on your mirror.
 
2020-09-22 3:25:31 PM  

Gough: grimlock1972: You that is something that has bothered me for years, the unrealistically small portion sizes on nutritional labels on food packaging.

Now as an American i fully admit the actual portion sizes we eat are too large to be healthy is most cases, this situation will obviously vary depending on where you live on this planet we call home.

That said speaking for folks in the US the actual portion sizes that should be used when calculating Nutrition information ought to fall someplace in between the piddling unrealistic amounts food  companies prefer to use as portion size  and what on average we actually in the real world see as a proper portion.

CSB:  a few years ago, I was  part of a team that developed an exhibition on food and nutrition.  One of the exhibits was on portion control and I was struck by how small the recommended portions are.  For cheese, one serving size is a piece of cheese the size of two dice...and not the fuzzy kind of dice that you hang on your mirror.


yeah... maybe 10 years ago my dottore sent me to some "nutritiamalist" and holee-fark are those tiny little doodad pieces of potato/rice/etc. servings just... along the lines of the tiny plastic food-pyramid toys we got to play with in elementary school "health" class. (I d'nno why it's so hard, though. I don't care what the portion looks like, I've long ago internalized the retail-standard accepted servings - 120-140kcal for 2 slices of bread, 110kcal for 4oz. of cheese, etc.) ((well, no, as a cheese-loving bread-loving potato/rice/starch-loving person, I know exactly the difficulty...)

whereas the traditional phenomenon of shokuhin sanpuru is just farking gorgeous...

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/yes that's an airbrush not a torch in his hand
 
2020-09-22 3:29:19 PM  

JNowe: grimlock1972: You that is something that has bothered me for years, the unrealistically small portion sizes on nutritional labels on food packaging.

Now as an American i fully admit the actual portion sizes we eat are too large to be healthy is most cases, this situation will obviously vary depending on where you live on this planet we call home.

That said speaking for folks in the US the actual portion sizes that should be used when calculating Nutrition information ought to fall someplace in between the piddling unrealistic amounts food  companies prefer to use as portion size  and what on average we actually in the real world see as a proper portion.

Now that would be a fun idea for a documentary - 30 days of eating only the portion sizes listed on the nutrition labels.  Sort of a reverse-"Super Size Me".


yeah could be fascinating.
 
2020-09-22 5:34:17 PM  

mekkab: knight_on_the_rail: What a farking snowflake.

I don't think I've ever seen OldFartHenry referred to as a snowflake.  The times are changing!

/Turd-flake, yes. But not a snowflake.


Part of the legion of dumbas discord - they find anything at all regardless of merit, start telling people how stupid they are, invariably with name calling.  Basically low-competence trolls.
 
2020-09-22 7:45:23 PM  
Do I care if my Stromboli is two 300 Kcal portions?  No, because that's what's for dinner and 600 kcals isn't bad.
 
2020-09-22 10:20:25 PM  
The couple of times I've been to England, I was struck by how much packaging they used for snack foods. They really were all about portion control. Most of their snack food was packaged as we package stuff for Hallowe'en, with everything portioned out into single-serving-sized packages and then all put together in a larger package. And yes, the individual packages of stuff were very small.  It's hard to really know what's normal when you're visiting a place, but it did not seem possible to buy just a large bag of chips - you could only buy a large bag full of tiny bags of chips.

I know England has an obesity problem just like we do in North America, but packaging stuff up in single servings just might help people think differently about how much is normal to eat. My English in-laws would share one 20-50g bag of chips in an evening and not even finish all of it. My husband and I will polish off a 200-500g bag of chips in 20 minutes without a thought.
 
2020-09-22 10:44:22 PM  
(and yes 

natazha 100% agree)

CrazyGerbilLady: The couple of times I've been to England, I was struck by how much packaging they used for snack foods. They really were all about portion control. Most of their snack food was packaged as we package stuff for Hallowe'en, with everything portioned out into single-serving-sized packages and then all put together in a larger package. And yes, the individual packages of stuff were very small.  It's hard to really know what's normal when you're visiting a place, but it did not seem possible to buy just a large bag of chips - you could only buy a large bag full of tiny bags of chips.

I know England has an obesity problem just like we do in North America, but packaging stuff up in single servings just might help people think differently about how much is normal to eat. My English in-laws would share one 20-50g bag of chips in an evening and not even finish all of it. My husband and I will polish off a 200-500g bag of chips in 20 minutes without a thought.


might as well live in Japan or NNY!

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2020-09-23 2:52:34 AM  
Yes, it's true that the recommended portions of things you really shouldn't have any of are quite small if you insist on eating them anyway. If you really care about nutritional recommendations though, I don't think you're the type of person angry about only getting to eat 13 chips.
 
2020-09-23 9:58:37 AM  
Just eat more vegetables. Don't cover them with cheese or butter.
 
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