Monday, July 2, 2012
Food Label Overload
Sorting through the information on labels can be confusing and misleading, since manufacturers purposely design them that way. The most important number is the calories per serving, and serving size. At the end of the day, watching weight is all about the calories. Budgeting them is an art that is learned over time, so where the calories come from just helps you to budget. So when you need to make an "eat it or skip it" decision, check the data that includes saturated fats next (below 2 grams per serving is best). Unless you know the amount of calories provided by a certain food, you won't know just what you are getting.You may decide to pass on the 70 calories in that tablespoon of chocolate chips!