Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Before you purchase and eat a packaged food, do you check the serving size? An individual frozen pizza is 3 servings.  A vegan cookie given out at VegFest this last weekend is 2 servings. A pint of ice cream is 4 servings. A can of soup is 2 servings. The products that really get to me are the ones that are 2/3 of a serving. What are you going to do with the leftover 1/3 serving?! At Slender For Life™ clients who want to lose with with hypnosis learn to be mindful. Using mindfulness, you make healthy choices, you eat when you are hungry and you learn to recognize the signals from your body telling you that you have eaten enough and you listen.

Serving Size Scams That Can Make You Fat

Foods are often marketed as lower in calories than they really are by claiming they serve more people than they really do.

Food manufacturers know that you want to eat healthy, so they’re doing everything they can to make their bad-for-you foods look good for you. And their number-one trick is to play with serving size: listing foods as lower in calories than they really are by claiming they serve more people than they really do. In other words, you’ll buy a food, and then discover that if you want to eat everything you bought, you have to pay two, three, even four times the amount of calories you thought you were bargaining for.

Serving Size Rip-Off: SoBe Energize, Citrus Energy

Listed calories: 110
Servings per bottle: 2.5
Total calories: 275

Serving Size Rip-Off: Nissin Ramen Noodles

Listed calories: 190
Servings per package: 2
Total calories: 380

Serving Size Rip-Off: Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts

Listed calories: 200
Servings per box: 2
Total calories: 400

Serving Size Rip-Off: Campbell’s Chunky Microwaveable Soup

Listed calories: 200
Servings per container: 2
Total calories: 400

Serving Size Rip-Off: Cedarlane Burrito Grande w/ Chili Verde SauceListed calories: 230
Servings per box: 2
Total calories: 460

Serving Size Rip-Off: King Size Butterfinger

Listed calories: 160
Servings per bar: 3
Total calories: 480

Serving Size Rip-Off: Boston Market Chicken Pot Pie

Listed calories: 560
Servings per box: 2
Total calories: 1,120

Serving Size Rip-Off: P.F. Chang’s Fried Rice w/ Chicken

Listed calories: 303
Servings per box: 4
Total Calories: 1,212

Serving Size Rip-Off: Uno Chicago Grill Classic Individual Pizza

Listed calories: 770
Servings per pizza: 3
Total calories: 2,310

Read Serving Size Scams That Can Make You Fat

Can you believe it? Over the last 20 years the size of a cheeseburger has increased by 77 percent! What are we doing to ourselves? Eating the entire packaged item or all the food on your plate in a restaurant is mindlessness. Learn hypnosis and discover how mindfulness can help you eat slowly and truly experience your food so that you can stop eating when your body tells you it has had enough. You don’t have to eat it all. If you are ready to be mindful and improve your health, contact me and discover how Slender For Life™ can support you in your health and wellness.

Check out Slender For Life™ and call (206) 903-1232 or email for your free consultation.

Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:

I eat mindfully and stop when I am comfortably satisfied.

Remember to sign up for your FREE 8-part audio course, Understanding Hypnosis, at the right side of this page NOW!