Reading Labels

Written by Joe Maresca

Reading labels is an essential part of any weight loss program. Being able to clearly identify key components of a food item is vital torepparttar success of your diet. You have to be careful when you readrepparttar 150968 label and be extremely thorough. Labels are placed on food items because it is required by law. Marketers are forced to display this information but it does not keep them being tricky about it.

Lets take a look at a sample label.

See here we haverepparttar 150969 Serving Size ofrepparttar 150970 food item. First we haverepparttar 150971 Serving Size which is 1 oz. or 28 grams. Then there isrepparttar 150972 Servings Per Container which is 16. This is where you have to be careful. On small items like a bag of chips or cookies, people tend to skip this part ofrepparttar 150973 label and go straight torepparttar 150974 Amount Per Serving Section. This where you will kill yourself. Most small items have a Servings per container with more then 1. They usually have 2 or even 2 1/2 servings per container. Not being aware of this, people do not correctly calcuaterepparttar 150975 Nutrition Facts for that item. When they think they are eating 200 calories in reality they are eating 400 or even 500 calories.

Next thing to look at is Calories and Calories from fat. Most people only look atrepparttar 150976 total calories. Here we see that this item has 190 calories. Not alot of calories. But here isrepparttar 150977 killer. Calories from fat is a whopping 150. Making this item over 80% fat. A big misconception of people who read labels is, there is not a lot of saturated fat becasuerepparttar 150978 lablel says only 2grams of saturated fat. Wrong, there is another 15 grams of fat. Where does this come from? My best guess is that about another 10 -13 grams of fat are trans fat which isrepparttar 150979 fat responsible for obesisty.

Throw Out the Rules to Stop Emotional Eating!

Written by Stacey Rodewald

Okay, if you’ve tried to stop emotional eating and lose weight, but haven’t yet succeeded, then you need to do something you’ll love... throw outrepparttar rules!

Yes, even though overcoming emotional eating requires new thinking and some new methodology, your success in part is due to your ability to throw out all of those old rules that have been weighing you down.

To get you started, here are three rules to throw out in order for you to begin walking on your new path to success!

#1 Throw outrepparttar 150967 thinking that you have to go on a diet or deprive yourself of anything.

When you tell your mind and your body that you are going to eliminate certain foods or be strict aboutrepparttar 150968 quantities that you’ll eat, you immediately set yourself up for failure. The very things that you promise to stay away from will berepparttar 150969 very foods that you crave. In addition, your mind is a highly sophisticated computer and once you tell it “Starting Monday I’m going to do this and that,” your brain kicks in and sends you into panic mode. As a result, you binge to prepare forrepparttar 150970 impending stage of deprivation, starvation, and hibernation. Your body clings to every once of fat because you’ve told yourself, “Prepare forrepparttar 150971 worst.” Now, is this a very efficient or fun way to start?

#2 Throw outrepparttar 150972 rule that you have to stop eating by a certain time every night.

Learning how to overcome emotional eating is all about listening to your body. If you’re hungry late at night, then by all means... eat! Once again, if you say that you aren’t going to eat past any given time, then as inrepparttar 150973 first rule, you will eat all you can in preparation forrepparttar 150974 long night ahead. Why not learn to respond to your body’s needs instead of boxing in yourself like a caged animal? Be free instead of confined, so that you can have peace, sanity, and a healthier body.

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