Monday, January 21, 2008

A Perfectly Timed Portion

So Michael and I have gotten on a kick where we are really watching our calorie counts. (We can thank the holiday season for that!!) There is a pretty neat site out there called The Daily Plate that has been a great tool in assisting us in this.

As a result, I find myself examining the nutrition chart on each and every package I pick up lately. It is becoming an obsession. The other day I was making grilled cheese sandwiches and as I was spraying the pan with non-stick cooking spray. I spun the can around curious to see what amount was considered to be one serving of spray. Here is what I found.

Seriously? The serving size is 1/3 of a second? I couldn't help but chuckle as I imagined myself trying to very carefully time my spray so that I could make sure to only get 1 serving of spray. But then I laughed even more when I saw this: Notice all the zeros? So WHO CARES how much a serving is. I would have been so aggravated if I was the factory worker who was given the task of determining how much one serving was. Sitting at the factory with gloves, a mask and a stop watch. Spraying the bottle until it is empty only to find out that it doesn't matter one little bit. If you look closely you'll see that not only did they have to find out how much a serving was, but they had to determine that there were 741 little 1/3 second sprays in the can. And you think your job is boring?

So next time I am feeling really rebellious, I think I'll spray for an entire second, or maybe two. Somebody stop me!

1 comment:

momimi said...