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Born on this day!! Actor Paula Prentiss (1975′s “The Stepford Wives”) is 83. Movie director Adrian Lyne (“Fatal Attraction”) is 80. Singer Chris Rea is 70. Actor-singer Ronn Moss of Player (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 69. Actor Kay Lenz is 68. Musician Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine is 68. Actor Catherine O’Hara (“Home Alone,” ″A Mighty Wind”) is 67. Actor Mykelti Williamson (“Forrest Gump”) is 64. Actor Patricia Heaton (“The Middle,” ″Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 63. Actor Steven Weber (“NCIS: New Orleans,” ″Wings”) is 60. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is 58. Actor Stacy Edwards (“Chicago Hope”) is 56. Rapper Grand Puba (Brand Nubian) is 55. Drummer Patrick Hannan of The Sundays is 55. Singer Evan Dando of The Lemonheads is 54. Actor Patsy Kensit is 53. Actor Andrea Bendewald (“Suddenly Susan”) is 51. Drummer Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries is 50. Country singer Jason Sellers is 50. Jazz drummer Jason Marsalis is 44. Actor Jessica Heap (“The Young and the Restless”) is 38. Actor Scott Michael Foster (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Greek”) is 36. TV personality Whitney Port (“The Hills”) is 36. Actor Audrey Esparza (“Blindspot”) is 35. Actor Margo Harshman (“NCIS,” ″The Big Bang Theory”) is 35. Actor Josh Bowman (“Revenge”) is 33. Actor Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) is 31. Actor Jenna Boyd (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) is 28.


1789 – The Constitution of the United States went into effect.
1791 – Vermont became the 14th state in the United States.
1861 – Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as president.
1917 – Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1933 – Frances Perkins, appointed Secretary of Labor, became first woman to serve in the Cabinet.
1994 – Four Muslim fundamentalists were found guilty in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York.
1999 – Retired Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun died in Arlington, Va., at age 90.

Today Is: Benjamin Harrison Day, Brain Injury Awareness Day, Courageous Follower Day, Holy Experiment Day, Hug A G.I. Day, International Scrapbooking Industry Day, March Forth-Do Something Day, Marching Music Day, National Backcountry Ski Day, National Hospitalist Day, National Grammar Day, Old Inauguration Day, Toy Soldier Day, World Book Day, World Engineering Day For Sustainable Development

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – B Positive  /  9:00 – Mom  /  9:30 – Unicorn  /  10:00 – Clarice
NBC – 8:00 – Superstore  /  8:30 – Young Rock  /  9:00 – Law and Order: SVU  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune  /  9:00 – The Chase  /  10:00 – The Chase
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Call Me Kat  /  9:30 – Last Man Standing
CW – 8:00 – Walker  /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Sacha Baron Cohen, Wesley Snipes, Charlotte Lawrence
Jimmy Fallon: Tracy Morgan, Sam Heughan, Pete Lee
Seth Meyers: Ike Barinholtz, Lilly Singh
James Corden: Daisy Ridley, Caroline Polachek
Lilly Singh: Andy Puddicombe
Conan: Paul Bettany
Watch What Happens Live: Garcelle Beauvais, Kelly Rowland
The View: Brad Paisley
The Talk: Mayim Bialik, Kevin Powell, Julie Gentry
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Stanley Tucci, Dale Talde
Ellen DeGeneres: Paul Bettany, Maluma
Wendy Williams: Tia Mowry
The Real: Ruth E. Carter, Keith & Kenny Lucas
Kelly Clarkson: Daisy Ridley, Gina Torres, Grace Potter
Tamron Hall: Alexi Pappas, Camryn Clifford (R 1/28/21)
Drew Barrymore: Travis Barker, Kelly Marie Tran

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: Which part of the economy is BOOMING because everyone is ZOOMING?? That would be MEN’S COSMETIC SALES!! (Can you guess why???)


QUESTION: Did you know your car has a BLACK BOX?? Officials are going to subpoena the box from TIGER WOODS’ CAR.. to see if he was ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL!!!


QUESTION: Traveling to China?? Get ready to BEND OVER!! Every U.S. citizen is getting an ANAL SWAB FOR COVID!! It’s called the “UP YOURS, AMERICA!” program!!!


QUESTION: Was Meghan Markle a BULLY TO HER STAFF? She says no, but the ex-staff are SPILLING THE TEA, and the Queen has ordered an investigation!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why did AMAZON freak out and change this app icon when users noticed something… not right.. about it?? Take a look and YOU BE THE JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazon app logo

Joe Exotic Has A New Attorney

Tiger King” star Joe Exotic has found himself new attorneys who say they plan on filing a motion for a new trial in the coming months.  Joe Exotic, whose real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison for violating federal wildlife laws and for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting his chief rival, Carole Baskin, who runs a rescue sanctuary for big cats in Florida. Baskin was not harmed.  His new attorneys, John Phillips and Amy Hanna, plan to file a motion for a new trial in federal court in Oklahoma once the appeals process wraps up in a month or two, Phillips said in a phone interview Tuesday.  Phillips, who is based in Jacksonville, has previously represented former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman in a public brawl with former President Donald Trump.  “This isn’t our first rodeo, so to speak,” Phillips said.  Maldonado-Passage had previously been represented by federal public defenders in the Oklahoma case.
******He also put a “Biden/Harris” sticker on his cell!!! Might as well cover that base!!
*******If he gets a new trial, look for “Tiger King, Season 2!!!”
*******HIs new attorneys are the ones who went after Carole Baskin on behalf of her “missing” husband’s family!! They probably even know where the meat grinder is!!!
*******Joe wants to get out in time for Blake Shelton’s wedding!!!

Meghan and Harry Get British Network For Interview

In a competitive situation, ITV has secured the exclusive UK television rights to CBS’s blockbuster interview between Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  ITV has fought off competition from the likes of Sky and Discovery to land the rights to what promises to be an explosive interview, in which Winfrey makes clear that there is no subject “off-limits.”  The ITV deal is reportedly worth around £1 million ($1.4M), with the MailOnline first reporting on February 22 that the broadcaster was the frontrunner to land the interview. Variety first reported on Sky and Discovery’s interest.  ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is repping global sales for the special, which broadcasts on CBS at 8PM Sunday, March 7. It is titled: “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special.” ITV will air the special at 9PM on Monday, March 8.  Kevin Lygo, ITV managing director of media and entertainment, said: “This interview is already a national talking point and ITV is pleased to be able to offer UK audiences the opportunity to see it.”
*********Her first question: “Has the Queen ever farted in your presence??”
******Meghan will talk about the time Prince Phillip patted her bottom!!!
*******They’re not burning their bridges. They’re NUKING their bridges!!!!

Dr. Oz Saves Heart Attack Patient

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a hero once again.  The cardiothoracic surgeon helped save a 60-year-old man’s life who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport.  On Monday night, Dr. Oz and the man were in the baggage claim area when the man collapsed.  “Last night, a man collapsed near me and my family after we arrived at Newark Airport. I performed CPR with the help of a Newark Port Authority police officer and cleared the man’s airway,” he told Fox News in a statement. “Thankfully, Newark Airport had a defibrillator nearby that we were able to use to save his life.”  “As a physician and a human being, it’s our responsibility to jump in when there’s a medical emergency. Another critical reminder of how important it is to take the time to learn how to do CPR and use a defibrillator. You could save a life,” he continued.  Per FOX5 NY in New York, Port Authority Police say officer Jeffrey Croissant was also on the scene and ran to the man.  Officer Croissant said the man had no pulse so he called for back-up and began CPR. That’s when Dr. Oz, who was traveling with his wife and daughter back from Florida, saw the situation and ran to help.
******The guy woke up and said, “Omigod, you’re Dr. Seuss!!!!”
********Does this make up for Oz saying that the COVID was no big deal???
TOPIC: You’re having a heart attack. Who would you want to save you?? A) Dr. Phil B) Dr. Oz C) Dr. Seuss or D) Dr. Drew???
******Dr. Dre is not a choice!!!!!

Meghan Markle Denies Being A Bully

Meghan Markle has ripped reports about her bullying royal aides as being a “calculated smear campaign” to deflect from her blockbuster Oprah TV special.  “Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Times of London about the accusations.  Insiders had alleged to the paper that during her short tenure as a senior royal, the duchess reduced staffers to tears and even bullied two senior members into leaving their jobs.  “It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and The Duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years,” the spokesman said of Sunday’s Oprah special.  “The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.  “She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good,” the spokesman said.
********Quit bugging her about being a bully!! Can’t you see she’s trying to save the world???
*****Her motto: “The beatings will continue until morale improves!!!”
******She knows about being a victim!! Someone laughed at her tiny Range Rover the other day!! 

Camilla Opens Up About Prince Philip

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall says the royal family is keeping “fingers crossed” for Prince Philip following his 15th night in the hospital.  During a visit to a COVID-19 vaccination center she added that the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, is “slightly improving” but he “hurts at moments,” reports ITV news.  “We keep our fingers crossed,” she continued.  Philip was moved to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London on Monday for “tests and observation” for a pre-existing heart condition and continued treatment for an infection after having spent close to two weeks at the nearby King Edward VII Hospital.  Buckingham Palace said on Monday that Philp was “responding to treatment” at the high-tech teaching hospital, which houses one of Europe’s largest specialist heart care units.  “Doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition,” added the Buckingham Palace statement.
********The Queen called the hospital and said, “I’m busy!!! Just replace all his organs and send him home!!!”
*******The doctors said, “When he starts grabbing nurses, we’ll know he’s getting better!!!”
*******He’s so old, his birthdate is “1!!”
******He went to high school with Adam!!!
*****True: He was 52 when the Beatles hit it big!!!

Kim K To Get The House In The Divorce

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are giving their children some much-needed stability.  Sources close to them tell TMZ that the plan is for Kim to get the family home in Hidden Hills as part of the divorce.  Kanye designed the home. You might think Kanye would want to keep the home since it’s a multi-year passion project of his, but the fact is Kanye doesn’t have any real ties to that area. On the other hand, most of Kim’s family live within a block of her in the same community, and family is important to the kids in the middle of the divorce. It’s unclear where Kanye will take up his permanent residence, but it’s no secret Wyoming has pretty much become his home over the last few years … it’s where he’s got a massive ranch, and where he moved his Yeezy brand.
*********That Yeasty Brand is huge!!!
*****Her family all live within a block of the house?? And you’re wondering why he doesn’t wanna live there??
******Kim’s next husband is in middle school right now!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Bridesmaid” Kristen Is Already a Bride!-(National Enquirer)

Kristen Wiig isn’t joking around-the “Bridesmaids” actress is married!  During an interview, Kristen, 47, referred to longtime beau Avi Rothman, 48, as her husband.  The bridal bombshell comes two years after the couple confirmed their engagement-and nearly nine months after they welcomed twins Luna and Shiloh.

Dueling Di Face-offs-(Globe)

Fresh-faced “The Crown” star Emma Corrin, the Golden Glove-nominated Brit beauty who plays Princess Diana on Netfix’s royal saga, has something to say about “Twilight” vamp Kristen Stewart, 30, headlining the upcoming bio-flick “Spencer” about the beloved ill-fated ex-wife of Prince Charles.  “I think it’s wonderful,” gushes the 25-year-old actress.  “It’s just great, because obviously [Diana] should be celebrated.”  Emma adds, “Actually, I think it’s so interesting to see so many different portrayals of her.  Hopefully all these different actors will be bringing out different nuances of her and different aspects of her story that we can apply to our own lives and learn from.”  But what does she really think?

Fourth Time’s the Charm-(Us Weekly)

Wedding bells could be chiming for Halle Berry once again in the near future.  The 54-year-old actress, who has been married three times before, “absolutely believes” boyfriend Van Hunt “is The One,” a source says.  “She can see herself settling down.”  The musician, 50 (who she’s been with since last year), “brings out the fun side of her,” adds the source.  “He is constantly challenging her and making her laugh.”  Fortunately, the feeling is mutual.  “Van is head over heels for Halle,” says the source.  “It’s adorable to see how much he’s infatuated with her.”

Ryan’s $75 Million Payday-(Star)

Method man!  Ryan Gosling needed some time off after 2018’s moon-landing biopic First Man.  “He really became Neil Armstrong during the six months of shooting,” an insider says.  “He was absolutely drained after finishing it.”  The 40-year-old, wed to Eva Mendes, 46, since 2011, spent the next two years being a “full-time dad” to their two young kids, continues the insider.  Now, the two-time Oscar nominee is back.  And with three movies lined up, he’s looking at a $75 million paycheck this year.  In addition to Netflix’s assassin flick The Gray Man, with Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, he’s gearing up for a Wolfman update and another space adventure, Project Hail Mary.  “He wants to be a ‘popcorn-movie’ star,” says the insider.  “He’s going full-blown buff-and-shirtless action hero.”  One inspiration for the La La Land vet?  Fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds, who’s made major bank in big-budget films:  “Seeing his old friend really embrace blockbusters and make a fortune showed Ryan he’s capable of it too.”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)

Michael B. Jordan-

Forget flowers and chocolates.  The Black Panther star rented out an entire aquarium for his first Valentine’s Day with model girlfriend Lori Harvey.


Machine Gun Kelly-

His bloody valentine!  The singer revealed he wears a vial with Megan Fox’s blood around his neck a la Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton.


Melissa George-

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has been married to her husband Joe for 16 years, but “it’s not easy,” she recently admitted.  “We’re struggling.”


One Last Thing:  Kate Hudson-(People)

The actress, 41, stars in the new film Music, now on demand.

Last wardrobe malfunction-

I wore this Versace dress to the Golden Globes once, and I couldn’t sit down because the dress would have split.  And I was next to Prince.  I was trying, but I was sideways the whole time.  He just thought it was so funny.

Last guilty pleasure-

Oh, a Bloody Mary right now.  I’m in the desert with my family, and I’m about to order it.  I like to call mine a Bloody King-it’s really spicy with horseradish, all the good stuff.

Last time I belly-laughed-

My mom [Goldie Hawn] is here, and she has been knitting the biggest baby blanket of all time.  It’s like out of a cartoon.  And it just struck us so deeply funny that we lost it.  It’s basically going to take my brother’s baby into college.

ExBFF of the Week-(In Touch)

Larsa Pippen-

“People that you go to bat for, don’t expect [them] to go to bat for you.”

-on her riff with former friend Kim Kardashian.



Woman Finds Alligator In Her Home

A Florida woman said she thought her husband was playing a practical joke on her before she opened her garage door and saw the 7-foot alligator for herself.  Torrie Heathcoat said her family had just gotten home to Fort Myers after a trip to Maine when her husband, Andy, make a quick run to the gas station and left the garage door open while he was gone.  Heathcoat said she didn’t believe Andy when he returned home and told her there was a large gator in the garage.  “When my husband said there was a gator in the garage I thought he was kidding. When I open the door it was literally on the other side of the door,” Heathcoat told WPTV. “Now I’m terrified that there will be one under my car. I don’t know if it came from the lake, I don’t know if it came from the reserve.”  The FWC said the gator was safely relocated to a suitable habitat in North Fort Myers.
********Turns out it wasn’t a gator.. just the lady next door who REALLY needs to moisturize!!!
******Tell us again.. why do we keep rescuing gators?? Like, does Florida need more gators??
*****Now you know why houses are cheap in Florida!!!

Sisters Find Each Other At Work

A pair of women who became close friends while working at the same restaurant discovered nine years later that they are biological sisters.  Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti said they met in 2013 when they were both working at the Russian Lady restaurant in New Haven. The women said they quickly became friends and bonded over both having Dominican Republic tattoos and being adopted.  Madison and Tinetti said they suspected they might be related, but information from Tinetti’s adoption paperwork — which they only later discovered was erroneous — made a biological connection between the two seem impossible.  Madison said she reconnected with her biological family two years ago, and only recently learned from her father that the family had another daughter who was put up for adoption.
********Did the family tattoo them so they could I.D. them later???
*****Now that they know they’re sisters, they can’t stand each other!!!

Largest NCAA Bracket

A 47,000-square-foot NCAA Tournament bracket on the side of a downtown Indiana hotel broke a Guinness World Record after taking 100 hours to print.  The bracket, designed by Section 127 and printed by Sport Graphics, adorns the side of the J.W. Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis, the same location where the previous world’s largest NCAA Tournament bracket was located in 2015.  Officials said the approximately 47,000-square-foot bracket is 15 to 20 feet taller than the 2015 version, breaking the previous record.  The bracket, which consists of 800 individual blocks, required 100 hours of printing to create, Sport Graphics said.  The 2021 NCAA Tournament is being held exclusively in the Indianapolis area.
********Now that they spent 100 hours printing the brackets, they can spend 10,000 hours watching college basketball!!
TRUE: The NCAA tournament is the biggest cause of lower productivity every year!!!
ALSO TRUE: No one minds!!!







10 Foods With Serving Sizes That Are Way Smaller Than You Thought

Huffington Post


  1. A single serving of instant ramen is only half of a ramen ‘brick’

A dietary staple for college students and anyone on a budget, instant ramen comes packaged in plastic-wrapped “bricks” of noodles, which you then cook in boiling water and season with included flavor packets (or you can ditch the packet and spruce it up with fresh vegetables and other seasonings). Because the noodles are deliberately portioned and wrapped, most consumers assume that one “brick” equals one serving. But if you carefully read the nutrition facts, you’ll find that a serving of ramen, which rings in at 190 calories, only includes half a brick of noodles and half a packet of seasoning.

Of course, that isn’t going to stop most ramen fans from enjoying the whole brick as a convenient and beyond affordable meal. And, according to certified nutritionist Jenny Fowler of First Mile Care in California, eating more than one serving of any given food on occasion isn’t something to worry about, as long as you’re doing it mindfully and considering your dietary needs.

“Let’s clarify that a serving is what is stated on the package, while a portion is how much you actually eat. It’s not bad to eat more than a serving, as long as you are aware that you are doing so,” Fowler assured HuffPost.


  1. One serving of raw almonds includes about 12 almonds

When it comes to nutritious snacks that regularly earn the praise of dietitians and nutritionists, protein-packed raw almonds rank high on the list. That said, many consumers dive into a bag of almonds with their hands, figuring that a big handful or two constitutes one serving.

However, nutritionist Heather Hanks cautions that a serving of almonds may be far smaller than you think. “One serving of raw almonds is about 12 almonds,” she told HuffPost. “Most people do not count out how many almonds they eat before they start digging into the bag.”

She also cautioned that nuts with added oils and sugars can be higher in calories. “While you don’t have to count out your nuts before you eat them,” Hanks said, “it’s a good idea to keep your portion sizes to a small handful.”


  1. Not all ‘low-calorie’ ice cream is created equal

“Healthy” ice creams are having a major moment right now; the rise of vegan dairy led to an increase in both plant-based ice creams and dairy-centric ice creams with lower sugar and fat content. Brands like Halo Top became famous for crafting dairy-free ice creams so low in calories that you could eat an entire pint while consuming under 400 calories. And that’s exactly why certified nutritionist and personal trainer Jamie Hickey of Truism Fitness urges clients to pay close attention to the nutrition labels on their favorite low-cal ice creams.

“There has been a new push for ice cream brands to make a product that has less calories and more protein, and Halo Top is a prime example of this; the serving size is the entire pint and the calories range from 280 to 380, depending on the ingredients,” Hickey said.

It can be a great snack if you’re an ice cream lover, because you can eat half the pint for only 140-190 calories, Hickey added, while cautioning that consumers have to pay attention to labels. Some brands, upon further examination, will split a pint into three or four servings in order to tout that a serving has just 250 calories.


  1. Cooking spray often measures its servings by time

In terms of bizarre nutrition labels, it’s tough to beat the instructions printed on most bottles of cooking spray. For many brands, the label doesn’t list a quantity of cooking spray that qualifies as a “serving.” Instead, it will give a “spray time” (usually less than a second) and will generally say that a spray that takes that amount of time includes zero calories.

However, Pakistan-based nutritionist and nutrition researcher Hiba Batool of Marham warns that “people on low-fat diets often use cooking sprays. There is no perception of the serving size of a cooking spray in people’s minds. In reality, one serving size of cooking spray is 1/4 of a second. If you spray for just one second, you are taking four servings. A normal spray lasts for 6 seconds and provides 50-60 calories.”


  1. Olive oil has a lot of nutritional benefits, but also a high caloric density

The health benefits of olive oil have been widely discussed in recent years, largely due to the enduring popularity of the Mediterranean diet. But while olive oil does contain antioxidants and healthy fatty acids, it’s also very easy to overestimate the amount of olive oil that you’re consuming.

Michigan-based nutrition coach Sarah Pelc Graca of Strong With Sarah advises that “while olive oil contains plenty of nutrients like healthy fats, 1 tablespoon of olive oil contains 120 calories.” She says it’s easy to over-use it, “especially when many people simply pour olive oil from the bottle directly onto salads or vegetables, as opposed to measuring out each portion. In addition, many people use olive oil while cooking healthy foods, but they forget that the oil adds extra calories to the meal.” She points out an alarming fact: Using 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day for a week on salads or while cooking equals the same number of calories as eating 8.25 Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.


  1. Breakfast cereal and granola count among the most misunderstood foods, from a serving-size standpoint

Given the popularity of breakfast cereal as a meal to start the day, you may be surprised and alarmed to discover that the vast majority of consumers don’t observe the serving sizes printed on the box of Rice Krispies or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Yet nutritionist and cookbook author Jessica DeMay of says that “breakfast cereal is one of the best examples of misunderstood serving sizes.” She notes the recommended serving size of cereals for children is 25-30 grams and for adults is 30-45 grams (or 3/4 cup), “but we never really measure the amount we put on our bowl, and this is where it becomes tricky.” You could eat as much as 40% of your recommended sugar for the day with just 1.5 cups of cereal, she adds.

Granola has a reputation as a healthier alternative to sugary breakfast cereals, but certified nutritionist Elizabeth Beil of Elizabeth Beil Nutrition in Dayton, Ohio, points out that granola shares many of the same serving vs. portion discrepancies as other cereals. “Granola is one food that many people think is ‘healthy,’ but it can have a large amount of calories for most serving sizes of around 2/3 cup. Many of my clients are surprised to learn that, typically, granola is around 240-300 calories per 2/3 cup, which is not a large amount of food,” Beil said.


  1. Sports drinks usually feature serving sizes that are less than a single bottle

If you buy a bottle of Gatorade at a local gas station or corner market, you probably figure that the bottle equals one serving, right? Not so, according to registered dietitian Kylie Ivanir of Within Nutrition.

“Some drinks contain more than one serving in a single bottle,” Ivanir said. “For example, Gatorade and some brands of kombucha actually contain two servings or more per bottle. This is a common misconception, because when you pick up a beverage that comes in a bottle, your brain automatically thinks that the whole serving is the bottle.”


  1. The common serving size of a banana often doesn’t line up with the actual size of most modern grocery store bananas

Most calorie guides and dietary encyclopedias base their serving size numbers for fruits and vegetables on what was considered an average size many years ago. However, those amounts don’t necessarily prove true for today’s grocery shoppers.

Case in point? The banana. “One medium banana is a standard serving, although many bananas I see in the markets are 1.5 to two times that size,” said San Francisco nutritionist Alison Acerra of Strategic Nutrition Design.

Supermarkets carry everything from tiny “junior” bananas to whoppers that are nearly four times their size, making a “medium banana” difficult for shoppers to discern. “While a larger banana means all the more good nutrition, it also comes with a few more calories that may be surprising, especially for children who need fewer servings per day,” Acerra said.


  1. Chicken breasts are very healthy, but a single portion is smaller than you think

As a lean, protein-packed cut of meat, chicken breast receives much-deserved accolades as a fundamental element of many low-carb or low-fat diet plans. Even so, you must consider portions when factoring chicken breasts into any healthy eating structure.

“Grilled chicken breast is touted as being one of the healthiest options to eat for protein,” explained Maryland-based senior health care adviser Jolene Caufield of Healthy Howard. Each serving contains about 110 calories, but a portion of chicken breast is just 3 ounces, or “about the same weight as three slices of bread,” she said.

“Chicken breasts found in grocery stores nowadays are much bigger than that,” she warned. “Consumers might not be aware of the different sizes chicken breasts come in, which leads them to consume more calories than they intend to.”


  1. Peanut butter packs a lot of calories into a very small portion

When making a peanut butter sandwich, few people take the time to measure out the exact quantity of peanut butter listed on the jar as a serving size. But if they did, they’d likely realize the prescribed amount (2 tablespoons) isn’t enough to make much of a sandwich.

“Peanut butter is a significantly calorically dense food, meaning it provides the consumer with a lot of calories per serving,” explained registered dietitian Trista Best of Balance One supplements. A standard serving size for peanut butter is 2 tablespoons, equaling 190 calories for that small amount.

“This adds up quickly if you consider what the consumer will then be pairing their peanut butter snack with, including bread, fruit, jelly and the like,” Best said. “It is best to eat this food in moderation and consider it a treat rather than a part of your regular diet.”


The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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