I know I do, but that's because I read and learn and you know, take an interest in my self and well being.
It would appear, according to this article: Portion Distortion: How Big Is a Serving?, that most of the US of A has been duped by the always honest and caring FDA and had no idea what an actual portion size should be.
According to the report, most nutritionists would advise that the best way to determine a proper amount of food would be to read the Nutrition Facts label and measure it out.
And maybe this would work, IF portion sizes were actually correct.
Over the past 20 years, average portion sizes of all foods, including hamburgers, French fries, soft drinks, and salty snacks have increased, in some cases by more than 50 percent. That means because the standard serving size shown on a package label determines all the other nutritional values, the calorie counts are often inaccurate—and thus, misleading.
“If people use published calorie contents for weight control, discrepancies of this magnitude could result in weight gain of many pounds a year,” said senior author Dr. Susan B. Roberts, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
However, it would seem that the FDA are attempting to fix the system:
“We are actively looking at serving size and evaluating what steps we need to take,” said Barbara O. Schneeman.
Here's hoping that this time around they keep to their word ...
Hey, I'm trying to be optimistic here, give me some slack :)