Originally Posted by SoulSista
Andrea can you tell me how to break down the nutrition labels? I never learned that in the center.
It's kind of tricky, they didn't teach that to us, I took nutrtion in school for a short while. It varies based on what plan you are breaking it down for (LA, WW, just the nutrtion pyramid etc.)
So let's take this label for instance and say we are only concerned with the breakdown for LAWL (it would be different for the actual governments food guide pyramid).
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
Serving Size (on box) 3/4 cup
So, an LA starch serving of this food would be 1/2 cup giving it 97.5 calories and 18.75 grams of carbohydrates. A carbohydrate serving is generally 60-120 calories but it depends on the "quality" of the carbohydrate. For instance, carb wise you are getting more carbohydrates from a 3/4 cup serving (LA) of fiber one then you are from a 1/2 cup serving of HB of oats but because the quality of the carbohydrates are better in the fiber one it's okay. Does that make sense? I apologize, I suck at explaining stuff via the internet!
If you have some certain foods your wanting to know how to count just pm me the nutritional info on them and I'll be happy to tell you!