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when you buy food with a nutritional label on it...

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Do you read it... and decide if it is a good choice for you?  I always read the label of any food I buy.. I want to know how much sodium... if it has saturated and or transfat.... how much sugar and also how many carbs and protein.  I pretty know everything that I eat and what is it it BEFORE I eat it.

 

Weird? Obsessive? Maybe. But it is just how I roll. 

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Re: when you buy food with a nutritional label on it...

Yes, my dietician's directive for 'mindful eating'.

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Re: when you buy food with a nutritional label on it...

If it's a new product i'm unfamiliar with - yes I'll check sodium and calories.

 

  Basically I don't buy processed foods - i'm a fresh veggie, lots of seafood and little beef & sausage/fatty cold cuts never.

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Re: when you buy food with a nutritional label on it...

@SeaMaiden Most of the time but not always.

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Check labels for prepared foods, yes. Whole foods (oats, grains, fresh produce), no.

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Re: when you buy food with a nutritional label on it...

 


@fthunt wrote:

 

  Basically I don't buy processed foods - i'm a fresh veggie, lots of seafood and little beef & sausage/fatty cold cuts never.


@fthunt  Me too! I pretty much shop the perimeter of the store &  the aisles for paper plates & dog stuff. Condiments of course but I don't check labels there. 

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Definitely YES.  The front label is all marketing.  The ingredient and nutritional labels are what matters.  Reading labels and understanding ingredients has been a big tool for me in eating keto,tracking macros, and understanding how ingredients trigger insulin. 

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I read them and look specifically at sugar and a few nasty artificial  ingredients. We recently found out my daughter has an allergy to Shrimp and Corn.  Shrimp is pretty easy to identify without looking at a label.  Corn on the other hand is a nightmare.  I have to look at where and if Corn Syrup is on a label and all forms of corn Sugars - Dextrose, maltodextrin etc.  Even some potato chips have Corn (not oil) as an ingredient. Its those artificial sweetners and corn products that impact her the most.

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I read labels, more for the country of origin or place of manufacturing than to learn the ingredients.

 

 

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@SilleeMee wrote:



Check labels for prepared foods, yes. Whole foods, no.


@SilleeMee I read 'em all when it is a product new to me or something I will always question!  Whole foods, Bob's Red Mill, everything on WalMart when we do a pickup.  Yep.  I want to know!