I have a secret...I’m kind of a picky eater! Yep, this nutritionist who advocates eating a rainbow color of vegetables daily sometimes has a hard time doing it herself. I’ve made a conscious effort over the years to add more variety to my daily vegetable intake by trying new ones.
You probably are under the impression that because I am a nutritionist and having worked in food manufacturing for 7 years, I always know what’s lurking in the food I spend my hard earned dollars on. I’m here to tell you that even a nutritionist and expert label reader gets fooled!
We now delve into intermediate label reading skills! Food manufacturers use deceptive marketing and labeling practices, just to sell you a bill of goods. In order to achieve the optimal health we all desire and deserve, we must stay on top of their shenanigans.
We all know what nutritional labels are, that little grid on the back of products that tells you how many calories and how much fat is in each serving of a product. Did you know that the nutritional label contains way more information than that?
This month completes a total of 4 years since I’ve transitioned to a food and lifestyle ancestral template - let’s call it my Paleo-versary. Four years, can you believe it? Certainly a long time for what some people consider to be a fad diet!
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