Discover how these food labels makes to pack on the pounds…
Hey all! It’s Caroline! When it comes to losing weight I have a tough time trying to balance it all.
Trying to count calories, get in all my steps, and avoid my favorite sweets in the middle of the night is a lot to juggle at once.BRAND NEW: These Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
Believe it or not – there is a lot more you need to keep track of if you want to lose weight! I had the chance to talk to an expert in her field about how food labels (that’s right! Those friendly little boxes on the back of our foods!) are actually sabotaging weight loss.
Check out the full transcript below….
Check Out The Full Transcript Below
Hi everyone! I’m Caroline with Fit Trim Happy and today I’m excited to be here with Emily Spicer.
Emily is a nutrition exercise physiologist and health coach.
Today we are going to discuss a topic Emily is particularly passionate about which is food marketing and food labeling that could be totally sabotaging your weight loss.
So one of the things that drives me crazy is there are certain foods that label themselves as “skinny” or “high protein” or even “organic”.
But if you take the time to compare these products to their off-brand regular competitors you will see they have the same nutritional value (and sometimes they are actually even more unhealthy).SPECIAL: New Research Reveals How to Get Your Brain to Tell Your Body to Burn More Fat
There are also a lot of products that are labeled with ‘reduced fat’. There are tons of products with this label, peanut butter being a big one.
However a reduced fat products has to add in something to compensate for that lack of flavor. The usual additive is sugar.
It’s also important to remember that words like ‘reduced fat’ and ‘all natural’ are terms that are not regulated by the government. So these labels are being slapped on to literally any product without consequence.
More times than not if a product has labels on it that promote weight loss – chances are it might be even more unhealthy than their off label competitors.
Another Hidden Ingredient That Is Making You Pack On The Pounds…
Is really tough to tell you about… because it makes a lot of foods much sweeter and tastier:
I’m always wary of anything that has “reduced calorie,” “light,” or even “no sugar added” on it these days…
Since that usually means it has at least one TERRIBLE artificial sweetener in it.
In fact I was at the store the other day and saw “No Sugar Added” Ketchup of a very popular brand…
And I look on the label… and lo-and-behold… this “fattening” artificial sweetener is in it!
(Seriously? Ketchup now?!)
In fact… there are 2 specific artificial sweeteners that are borderline hazardous for your health and should be avoided at all costs.
They ruin your gut flora… keep your body from burning food for energy… and literally pack on the pounds around your midsection…
In this case, knowledge truly is power–once you know the difference between these, you’ll be able to read labels like a champ… and you’ll start losing weight without any excess effort.