January 7, 2010

Oh Food Label - How You Taunt Me

When we learn the whole carb counting thing is all about counting every little bit, reading every label and all kinds of math that seem to require a super computer. Think some dusty old British type spouting on, "Precision. That the thing. Precision." (Yes my friends at Shoot up or Put Up I am mocking y'all. I have been watching a lot of BBC and you Brits are on my mind - blame it on Top Gear.)

Well my friends guess What? Food labels aren't always accurate: Food Calorie Counts Are Frequently Off.
I know. I was SHOCKED too! OK maybe not.

If calories are off, can carbs be far behind? I think not. So there is a margin of error from the label and there is a 'range' of accuracy on the meter. YDMV.

At least there is a wide range of things to blame for random strange numbers.

I think it is the Brits fault. If nothing else blaming them is a time honored tradition here in the Colonies.