Labels can be so confusing and deceiving. "Low fat" "Non fat" "All natural" "Organic" "Low Calorie" "No Calorie"
How do you and how can you know what is the right thing to buy?
I challenge you today to take on a different approach. Instead of focusing on the calories, protein, fat, carbs, etc - read the INGREDIENT list to see what actually makes up what is in your food. What is it you are ACTUALLY putting in your body?
1. Ingredient lists are organized what the food contains the most of FIRST on the list to what it contains the least of which would be last on the list. Look for sneaky ingredients that end in "ose" as this is a code word for SUGAR. The first part of the ingredient list should be of whole foods (ex: oats, whole wheat...etc.) Anything with "enriched" before the ingredient means that something has been added to that ingredient such as sugar.
2. An ingredient ends in "ose" ? read that SUGAR. OSE = SUGAR.
3. You want the FIRST ingredients in the list to be listed as WHOLE items: ex: whole oats - this means that that ingredient is the least broken down as possible. More broken down = nutrition removed.
4. "Enriched": something has been added to that ingredient - most often times SUGAR! - look up (read as google it) anything you are unsure of
5. Calories free - good right? Um... read this as "CHEMICAL SHIT STORM"
6. Protein is not the all is holy ingredient and fat and carbs are not the enemy. - you need all to live and most importantly you need a balance of all of these!
7. If you don't know what something is on the ingredient list - google it. (if you dare)
8. Generally less ingredients the better! Think about produce - THERE IS NO LABEL
9. I once read something: "don't eat anything that your grandma wouldn't recognize" - great advice.
10. Just because it says "low fat" "gluten free" "no transfat" "organic" - etc .. does NOT mean its healthy! REFER TO THE NUTRITION LIST. Unfortunately many of these key terms are highly unregulated and may not even be completely true.
What is the first thing you look at on a nutrition label? Are you looking at the ingredient list? What have you learned from this?
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