Mostly all food labels are mis-leading. "Fat free" usually means "I'm loaded with sugar and salt", so read what's in it. Sure it may be fat free but having 40 grams of sugar per sugar kinda defeats the purpose!
On the front of the pack it may say "only 250 calories" and be fooled thinking you can eat that whole frozen dinner at 250 calories. BUT if you read the back label, you'll see that those 250 calories is actually from only for 1/4 of that package! BE LABEL SMART
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I'm a label reader. I try 2 choose packaged items that have a fat content of 30% or less per serving to ensure my fat limits stay in check each day. Take fat grams X 9 = fat calories divided by calories per serving for fat percentage. That way I assure no more than a 1/3 of my calories come from fat
Do you ever place your purse in the empty baby carrier of the shopping cart? Take an extra minute to loop and fasten the baby safety strap thru your purse strap. Now you can take your time reading those nutrition labels and give your arms and shoulder a rest. If a thief decides to grab your purse, he will have to run away with the cart as well!! ;) 148
I use address labels to label portion sized containers with nutritional information. 17
I package portion size containers of food, like left over Turkey from Christmas. Then in the computer I copy (Ctrl + C) the nutritional information from the data base. Then I open an address label template in Word and paste (Ctrl + P) the information into as many labels as I need.
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