When you’re strolling down the aisles at the grocery store and you see one of the items on your list…
Do you take a second to check out the full label, front and back?
Do you just grab it and drop it right into your cart?
Maybe you do what I used to do and you look at the label, but only read one thing: total calories.
I always zoned in on the calories, which is a HUGE problem for a few reasons:
2. But aside from my missteps in eating for fat loss, I was neglecting to focus on actual nutrition. I didn’t even glance at the fat content, carbs, protein, vitamins…nada. And who knows what kind of crap I was really ingesting. Ugh.
I understand that we can’t always buy straight from a local farm or producer, and organic foods can be pretty expensive so inevitably we will have to buy packaged foods once in awhile.
Doing this means we won’t necessarily know where or how that food is made, and this is why food labels and nutrition facts, although often not totally accurate, become the best resource we have for making smarter and healthier food choices.
If you aren’t familiar with the jargon on our food labels, or you don’t fully understand how to decipher the nutrition facts, you can use this free guide to help you on your next trip to the grocery store. It’s packed with good info, it’s super easy to read, and yes- it’s color-coded 😉
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