Importance of Reading Labels to Monitor Calories to Lose Weight

So how important it is to read labels on packed foods to get an idea of how much Calories you’re going to consume. Does it really help you to lose Weight?

There are several food products that are promoted as healthy choices and are often advertised as ‘low fat’, ‘sugar free’ or ‘high in fibre’ to quote just a few. But, just because the product says so, doesn’t mean it is the best or the healthiest choice.

A product labelled as ‘low fat’ for example may still contain a huge amount of calories from sugar. Similarly a product that is claimed to be ‘cholesterol free’ may still be high in fat.

Fortunately, it is mandatory for food manufacturers to put a nutrition information label on all their products, a development that has made it easier for shoppers to make informed choices about what they are really eating, and to choose the healthiest options for general well-being as well as weight loss.

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