# Re: [IP] soup question

```> Ok I am stumped a little bit here.  My bg has been high, not hit the
> 400 mark yet, but after about 6 units, which should drop me 600
> points, but didn't, I am coming down.  currently 255.  So here is my
> weird question:  I wanted soup, good old canned soup, so I opened my
> good old canned soup, and the carb listing is this:  Serving size is
> 1 cup.  Servings per can: 2.5. (prepared)  Carbs per serving: 19.
> This is for totally prepared soup, adding the can of H2O.  BUT I
> don't add a full can of H2O, I like my soup thicker, so I added a
> before, but since I am dropping, I want to compensate for it, but
> not too much. Thanks in advance for answering my odd ball question!

Depends on how you measure the soup. If you measure strictly by
volume based on the label information you will not get the carbs you
expect. However, if you divide the soup into 2.5 parts and eat one of
them, you will have one serving -- thus 19 grams without regard to
the volume. Simplest solution, measure the pot of soup when you are
fininshed heating it. Pour what you want to eat in measuring cup and
use your calculator to determine what portion you are eating and what
the carb content is.

Example:
if whole pot = 12 oz, 2.5 x 19 =  47.5 grams of carbo
47.5 divided by 12 = 3.95 or about 4 grams per oz.
you eat 7 oz
carb intake = 7 x 4 = ~28 grams

you can use this method for ANY food. Pasta is a good example.
Calculate the carbs for a whole box or package of pasta.
Typically 8 servings x 55 g/serving = 440 grams
drain and measure the pasta. Usually about 7 cups for this amount
each cup of pasta = 440 divided by 7 =~ 62 grams

So.... maybe you eat a half a cup, my daughter eats a whole one :-)

Michael
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