8 Ways You’re Reading Food Labels Wrong

Photo by dolgachov from Envato Elements

2. You don’t keep an eye on the serving size

When you polish off a family-sized bag of chips instantly, you are most likely neglecting the recommended serving size, meaning that you’re eating way more calories and fat than you actually need, says Jen Bruning, MS, RDN, LDN, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For an easy, no-measure trick, she recommends writing down the number of servings in a package, then evaluating how much a serving would be, like half of a two-portion bag.

Also, don’t forget about the packages that look like a kid size serving. “Even with small items like candy bars, it’s important to see how many servings are in your hand,” she says. “Just because it can fit in your hand or you can eat it in one sitting doesn’t mean it fits one serving size by nutrition.” Here are some portion control containers that could really minimize your efforts.

Pro tip: If you’re following a weight loss plan, you should consider drinking a glass of water up to 30 minutes before every single meal. Water intake can naturally result in reduced food intake and greater feelings of fullness. (Need a reminder to drink more water? Here’s something better!)

PREV12 3 45 ... 9NEXT

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also find interesting :

11 Foods That Can Keep the Blues at Bay

Cashews If you’re out of snacking ideas, cashews should be the first thing to pop into your head (or, better said, bowl). Because cashews contain high amounts of zinc, the

10 Healthy Frozen Foods Worth Buying

2. Whole Grain or Sprouted Grain Bread Did you know that replacing refined grain products with their whole-grain versions has been found to help people who want to lose weight?

eat healthy & recipes

24 Foods That Help Fight Arthritis

3. Lemon Lemon consumption has so many benefits for our overall health. However, the first one that usually pops into our heads is its immune-boosting effects due to the abundance

25 of the Healthiest Foods to Eat

6. Peas Despite their size, peas have a great amount of protein. Just one cup of peas packs eight times the protein of the same amount of spinach. Green peas

Fitness

beauty & tips

7 Foods You Should Eat More of After 40

2. Leafy Greens Once you enter your 40s, you should really listen to your mamma. Eat your greens! According to a registered dietitian at Ashley Reaver Nutrition LLC in Oakland,

18 Foods That Work as Natural Laxatives

3. Legumes Another type of food that acts as a natural laxative is the old-fashioned legume. Legumes such as lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas encourage bowel movement regularity. And, again,

What to Eat and Drink If You Get COVID-19

Immune-Boosting Foods Citrus fruits Our mothers have taught us to drink lemonade when we catch a cold, and they were more than right! Lemons are other citrus fruits like grapefruit,

8 Reasons to Love Probiotics

Reason no. 2: They treat diarrhea Those who have serious diarrhea issues should definitely include more probiotic foods in their diets. Probiotics can help prevent diarrhea as well as treat

9 Foods That Can Help Reduce Anxiety 

Chamomile tea This type of tea has long been used in alternative medicine to treat certain health symptoms, but nowadays, even medical experts recommend drinking chamomile tea for managing cancer,

From Our Network