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Hi,

 

Can anyone tell me how to calculate points for double the servings or half the servings? I split the french fries with another person in my McDonald's value meal. (If I'm forced to eat there, I usually order the nuggets. I found they are MUCH less in points than practically anything else there.) So, instead of the entire fry order, I split them.

 

The info listed is: Fiber - 5 g Calories: 380 and fat is 20 g.

 

(It about made me cry just reading THAT!) I know this is a really bad example, and I'm sure I'll hear some comments about it, but that was where we ended up for lunch today. So, do I just calculate the points and then split in in half, or do I just automatically take 1/2 of everything to begin with?

 

The same question is for doubling a portion. This can of soup I have gives me the info based on 1 serving (there's 2 in a can.) I know I don't double the fiber, but do I double the calories, fat, etc? I just don't know for sure and I want to calculate these points the right way.

 

Thanks!

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The math kind of works the same for both. If you have two servings you double the calories, fat and fiber (and cap the fiber at 4) then re-calculate the points. For a half serving you would divide them in half.

 

So, for your examples:

One serving: 380 calories/20 grams fat/5 gram fiber = 8 points

Two servings: 760 calories/40 grams fat/10 grams fiber = 18 points

1/2 serving: 190 calories/10 grams fat/2.5 grams fiber = 4 points


Luanne

 

"Just Do It"

Goal - 8/2/02

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What do you mean by cap the fiber at 4 points?

 

 

 

The math kind of works the same for both. If you have two servings you double the calories, fat and fiber (and cap the fiber at 4) then re-calculate the points. For a half serving you would divide them in half.

 

So, for your examples:

One serving: 380 calories/20 grams fat/5 gram fiber = 8 points

Two servings: 760 calories/40 grams fat/10 grams fiber = 18 points

1/2 serving: 190 calories/10 grams fat/2.5 grams fiber = 4 points

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We can only count the first four grams of fiber in the food we eat as a sort of "points discount". That is why your points slider only goes to 4 grams of fiber.

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Ok,then I am confused. In the example below she is showing 10 grams of fiber when caluculating a double serving.

 

For example how would I double my serving of Cinnamon Raisin Bread;

 

100 calories

1.5 fat

3 fiber

 

Would I double this as 200 calories, 3 fat and just 4 fiber? Or do I double the fiber also, making it 6?

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Ok,then I am confused. In the example below she is showing 10 grams of fiber when caluculating a double serving.

 

For example how would I double my serving of Cinnamon Raisin Bread;

 

100 calories

1.5 fat

3 fiber

 

Would I double this as 200 calories, 3 fat and just 4 fiber? Or do I double the fiber also, making it 6?

Even if you double the fiber to 6, if you use the WWer POINTS calculator, it will automatically cap it at 4 when calculating the points.


Luanne

 

"Just Do It"

Goal - 8/2/02

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and... isn't it funny how if we eat two servings of something it doesn't always just double the points... see LuAnnes example- eating two servings made it 18 points rather than the 16 you would assume... YIKES! thats almost all of the points I am allowed in a day....we really have to be careful.

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AAAAH! Thanks for explaining that to me... I do use a points calculator and I wasn't aware that it 'recalculates' the fiber to be a max of 4.

 

So, as far as calculating what to put in your calculator... :bcb_grin I am doing the right thing by doubling the calories, fat and fiber and then putting those numbers into the calculator.

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