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ok, so i just made tuna salad for the week, put on toast or on a salad of greens.  But I am looking at the label, and the can says it has 2.5 servings.  Which means that 2 cans is 5 servings, and add 2 TBS of light mayo with celery and mustard, and relish, the whole thing, 5 servings is like 400 calories. That is so sad to me because 1 can seems like a serving to me.  I find it hard to believe that one can has 2.5 servings in it.  Please someone tell me I am reading my can wrong.
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Nope, you're reading the can correctly.
But 50 calories in 1/4 cup of canned tuna doesn't give you very much energy.  It is not unreasonable to eat more than one "serving" of tuna in a meal that has 200-500 calories.
if you ate a can's worth of tuna with a tbsp of mayo, wouldn't that make it 200 calories though? you couldn't even fit that much on a sandwich.

I eat 150 calories of canned tuna at a time (that's a 6oz can of BumbleBee Chunk White Tuna).... 2.5 servings according to the can label.

yum yum yum

=^..^= MOLLY

Before US govt standardized nutrition labels, the mini 2.7 size tuna can which was assigned to be 1 serving size.  

The normal 6oz can then comes in at 2.5 servings. 

As a protein it does seem like too small a measurement for a serving but since it is most commanly a sandwich item, I guess its not as strange for a mini 2.7 can to be serving.

Its a matter of not getting caught up in servings and work with the calories.
I decided to break the 2 can mixture into thirds, and that makes a sandwich of 226 in my best estimation since figure that the total would be about 400 (sorry, I didn't count the teaspoon of mustard or the celery, and relish has 0)...will bring that sandwich with a salad that will be about 205 and figure for lunch that is pretty good.
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I felt the same way because there was no way that half a can would fill me up! I drained all the water out of the can and then weighed the meat....it turned out my can only had 2.5 ounces when according to the label it was supposed to have 5 ounces! This may not always be the case but sometimes weighing the food is a better estimate than the "serving size" indicated! Hope this helps!
I always eat the whole can, with a TB of mayo (or nonfat yogurt, when I'm dieting and not in maintenance) and tons of capers. But I don't eat sandwiches - i put the whole thing on top of a salad!

If I was eating a sandwich, I'd only use half the can.

I used to eat a whole can on one sandwich with a Tbsp of Best Foods (Hellman's), Mmmm.  Now, I break a can into 2 meals with reduced fat Best Foods.  I never thought of the nonfat yogurt idea, is it better than the nasty reduced fat mayo?

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