“The Need For Weight Loss Is Sometimes Caused By Tricks Of The Food Industry”
Deceptive Food Labels
How many calories in that mouth-watering muffin?
The label may Boldly State———400 calories per serving
but in little tiny letters in another area it may also state————3 servings per package
The bad thing is it’s only 1 muffin, so that means this muffin is actually a staggering 1200 calories!
Most people begin looking at food labels to help them in their quest to lose weight.
They may have a set number of calories, fat, or carbohydrates they are trying to consume during a day and knowing how many of each is in a particular food is very helpful in regulating what else may be eaten throughout the day. However, the problem with reading labels is that when you see there are only 200 calories per serving you believe the entire item, whether it is a muffin, cookie, sandwich, chips, or other food that the entire bag is the serving.
In most cases, this is not the case!
If you take a moment to look closely you will see most items are considered at least two servings if not more! This is shocking to many people when they finally realize they have been eating double the calories, fat, or carbs they thought they were.
That’s why it is so hard for many people to lose weight because they are actually eating significantly more than they ever imagined.
Let’s say you buy a muffin and on the back of the wrapper it has 250 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 45 grams of carbs. You may think this is a treat with that nutritional information and you are really splurging. Yet, if you look closely you will see that the muffin actually has 500 calories, 30 grams of fat and 90 carbs!
When you are really watching your weight this is ¼ of the calories you should consume in a day on a 2000-calorie diet and half the fat!
What to Do About This Deceptive Calorie Practice?
You may be wondering what you can possibly do and find this very frustrating.
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The answer is to read labels very closely. Find out how much a serving is and then measure what you are eating based on that. It’s not fair and it is very deceptive, but if you pay attention and begin tracking your food intake you will find that you can control your diet and lose weight despite deceptive food labels.