Since I have been counting my calories for the past few weeks I have become so much more aware of how many calories are in certain meals and snacks. The information I have gathered is frightening.
Right now I am looking at the snack I'm eating. I decided to grab a bag at the Gas Mart near my office. I needed something salty! I finally settled on a bag of Rold Gold Pretzel Thins and a bottle of Fuze to quinch my thirst. I really wanted to treat myself to Fritos or Potato Chips but the calorie count was just too high for me to "stomach."
Case in point:
I purchased the $0.99 bag which contains 2-5/8 oz. If you glance at the back of the back you will see 110 calories. Not too bad....but WAIT! If you look again you will see that there are actually 2.5 servings in the bag. 2.5! Let's do the math, shall we?
110 calories X 2.5 servings = 275 calories
10 caloris X 2 servings = 20 calories (not too bad but you get the point)
Why in the world would you pre package more then one serving in a snack size bag? I'm fairly certain most people just assume one little bag of chips or pretzels is ONE SERVING. We are basically eating at least double the portions of the food we eat.
So there you have it folks. It seems so obvious now, doesn't it? Of course if you are reading this I am probably just preaching to the choir!