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Weight Loss And Avoiding “Fat-Free” Food Labels

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by Hayley James No Comments

How to read and interpret a food packaging label.

How to read and interpret a food packaging label.

With so much variety of foods and ‘brands’ on our supermarket shelves, it can sometimes be hard  not to fall into the so-called “fat-free” trap.  Manufacturers keep coming out with low-fat or fat-free versions of their best-selling foods, but are they really?

Why it is important to carefully read the food labeling, because “No fat” can mean “non-fattening.”  So the truth is, you are often getting just as many calories from the no-fat version, even if the calories are not coming from fat.  The term fat-free can be a trap if you start to believe that you can eat any amount of the foods that are advertised that way.   Share with us what you look for on the food packaging and labeling of your favorite brands.