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# Lesson One Food Lables

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Knowledge is power. Simple lesson reading labels. This is lesson one. More to come.

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### Lesson One Food Lables

1. 1. Lesson One: Food Labels  Lorna Stremcha  Excerpts from Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight  www.losethebaggage-losetheweight. com
2. 2. Food Labels
3. 3. What the food label tells you  serving size  familiar units like a cup(s) or a count and are followed by the metric unit in grams.  size and how many servings are in a package, container, or item
4. 4. Breaking the label down In this example, one serving size prepared is 1 cup, which is equal to 228 grams and 250 calories.
5. 5. Amount of calories per serving  tells you how much energy you are getting by eating one serving of the product
6. 6. Serving Per Container In this example, one serving equals 250 calories.
7. 7. Use these guidelines when you are shopping  Low caloric: 40 calories  Moderate: 100 calories  High caloric: >= 400 calories
8. 8. High Fat Matters  High fat servings can halt weight loss  increase the risk of obesity increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other health issues
9. 9. More about fat per serving  No more than 35 percent of your daily caloric intake should be from fat.  If you are trying to lose weight, eat no more than 20 percent.
10. 10. Fat per serving  To find the percentage of fat per serving, divide the calories from fat by 100.
11. 11. Stop the confusion  Do not confuse the calories from fat number with the percentage, which is discussed next.  Aim for products that include no more than 20–35 percent of fat, and preferably of unsaturated fat.
12. 12. % Daily Value (%DV) There is a recommended daily amount for each nutrient. The percentage shown represents how well the product meets that recommended amount (based on a 2000-calorie diet).
13. 13. “less than” & “at least” Some nutrients are labeled to eat “less than” and the other two, total carbohydrates and fiber, are suggesting you eat “at least” that amount daily.
14. 14. Simply Put  read food labels of foods  pay close attention to the amount of calories per serving as well as the fat content
15. 15. The End of Label Lesson  Lesson Two coming soon