How many times have you been grocery shopping and tried looking at food labels?
Have you understood what you have read? Almost certainly not, right?
I bet you have taken the product from the shelf, you have turned it to try to see the label, you have not understood anything and since you have not done it, you turn it again looking at what it says on its front face very big. you have believed and bought it, haven’t you?
Well, let me tell you, it’s badly done.
Yes, I know you are thinking, how can it be done wrong? If it says that it is integral, it is that it is, if it says low in sugars or 0% fat, it is healthy …
No ma’am, no. The industry deceives us and what makes it big is not always the truth.
Therefore, you have to turn the package around, to see the real label, read it and interpret it correctly.
I know it is complicated, perhaps one of the most difficult tasks, but if you want to eat healthily and lose weight at the same time, you have to read them, you have no choice.
That is why I want to give you some quick tips so that you can know which products and foods are healthy and which are not in an easier way.
Step by step to make a healthy purchase.
List of Ingredients.
To start you have to look at the ingredient list and check how many ingredients they have.
If they are over 5 or 6, don’t bother looking at it. It is probably not worth it because it will not be healthy food, much less to lose weight.
Check That It Does Not Have The Following Ingredients:
- Sugar or any of the names with which they can call sugar. In case it appears, let it be at the end.
- Saturated fats.
- Trans fat.
- Hydrogenated fats.
- Palm oil.
- Vegetable fats. Only buy those with olive or coconut oil.
- In the case of foods with cereals, whether they are cereals for breakfast, cookies, bread… make sure that they put flour or whole grains in the first ingredient and that it is at least 70%.
Once you have discarded the products and foods that do not meet these requirements and believe me there are many, you have to look at the nutritional information.
Products Have To Pass The Following Filters:
Less than 5 grams of sugar for every 100 grams of the product. For me, it is the main one and it should be for you as well from now on.
Then, fats, which do not have more than 10 grams per 100 of product.
Do you find it difficult to remember?
I recommend that you write it down on a sheet of paper and always carry it in your purse. The first few times you will look at it a lot, but over time you will have taken practice and at a single glance you will know if it is worth buying or not.
Only with this, you would already be taking a great step towards a healthier purchase.
In addition, reading labels, in many cases, is what helps most to lose weight and eat healthily. What are you waiting to put into practice right now?