6. Calories per Serving
The real calorie and sugar content of products is often hidden by saying that the product is more than one serving.
For example, a manufacturer can decide that a chocolate bar or soda bottle is two servings, even though most people don’t stop until they have finished the whole thing.
Food producers can use this to their advantage by saying their products contain only a certain amount of calories per serving.
When reading labels, check the number of servings the product contains. If it contains two servings and there are 200 calories per serving, then the entire thing is 400 calories.
For example, a 24-ounce (.7-liter) bottle of cola may contain 100 calories and 27 grams of sugar per serving. If the entire bottle contains three servings, the total amount is 300 calories and 81 grams of sugar.
I don’t know about you, but back in my cola-drinking days, I could easily down 24 ounces (or more) in one sitting.
Make sure to check the number of servings on a label. Multiply the total sugar and calorie content by the number of servings to find the true total amount.