6.19.2010

Don't Believe Everything You Read.

Check out this clip from the Today Show regarding 
They took popular diet boxed dinners (Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers, & Healthy Choice), brought them to food scientists and tested exactly how many calories and fat were in each box.  You'll be surprised by their results.
  A few interesting points from the clip:
  • The food companies test a dozen or so of the meals and then take the average. That is what they put on the label. So some boxes have less calories then what is labeled and some have more.
  • The government allows food labeling to be up to 20% off what the actual numbers are
  • Portion sizes vary from box to box to it really is impossible to be exact. Makes sense to me cause you have to be practical.

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