Eat Smart – Tip #6
Learn to Read….
Food labels carry all the information you need to know about what you’re putting in your mouth, so learn to read food labels. Hidden sugars and overly processed foods are the arch enemy when you’re trying to lose weight and is a major reason why people fall short of reaching their goal. They can also be disastrous when trying to manage your blood sugar levels – so avoid them as much as possible.
As general guide avoid manufactured sauces and dressings, baked goods (cakes, pastries and the like), pre-prepared meals, sweets and anything white (think rice, flour, pasta etc). Go for their wholemeal sisters instead…brown rice and wholemeal bread and pasta. You don’t have to necessarily STOP all your favourite things, just SWAP them for a healthier alternative.