>Because I was told at the end of 2006 that I have a slightly elevated insulin level that at some point could lead to diabetes if I am not careful now, I'm again trying to lower my carb intake. (I didn't do a very good job of this most of last year.) This means eating more animal flesh products than I used to. I like animal flesh products for the most part, although my mysterious digestive ailment often does not approve of the higher levels of fat many meats have over, say, cereal, so this is one reason among many that I failed to make drastic changes in my diet last year.

Anyway, I bought some low fat apple chicken breakfast sausage for lunch. As I opened the package and read the preparation instructions, it struck me as odd that one serving is three sausages, but microwave heating directions were provided for two, four, six, or eight sausages. And we wonder why Americans have trouble with portion control? Sigh.