Ultimate Weight Loss: 7 Simple Ways to Eat Better
Make sure you check out the meaning of many common terms. This should help you to improve or better your food purchases and help you eat healthier.
FREE: indicates a product has no or an insignificant amount of a nutrient, often one deemed unhealthy, like sodium. Other terms you may see include no, zero, negligible source of and insignificant source of.
GOOD SOURCE: describes a food that contains 10 to 19 percent of daily allowanceof nutrient, such as fiber.
HIGH: indicates a product has at least 20 percent of the daily value for a nutrient. Also: rich in and excellent source of.
LOW: signals a food you could eat often without exceeding daily limits for calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and/or sodium. Other approved tags: little, few and low source of.
LIGHT or LITE: means a food has half or one third the calories of regular versionsl; light can also indicate at least 50 percent less sodium.
MORE: indicates a food has at least 10 percent more daily value for nutrient than its original version. Also: enriched, fortified and added.
REDUCED: foods contain at least 25 percent less nutrient or 25 percent fewer calories than the regular product. Labels may also say less or fewer.
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I was at the grocery store the other day, doing my weekly shopping and reading food labels like I always do, when and acquaintance came up and said, "Why are you reading labels? You can eat anything you want with all of that exercise you do!" I have to say that this is probably one of the biggest misconceptions that people have.
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products, but estimates vary from $40 to $100 billion in the
US alone, much of that on scams and fad diets that promise
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What about their effectiveness compared to these risks? And what should
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Negative Calorie Effect in Foods
Negative Calorie Effect in Foods
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There are many books and internet articles written about weight control. However, if you already know the stuff you should be doing, you might want to skip past the next section of this article. For those of you who are starting at the beginning, here's some useful information:
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