Healthy or not healthy? Not a simple question these days. While you're aware banana splits and double bacon cheeseburgers are not the best choices when watching your waistline, some foods you least suspect can also be troublemakers.
The growth of portion sizes, sodium levels and sugars in foods have transformed healthy meals into nutrient-deficient diet traps.
Fortunately, not all good things must come to an end. It's possible to eat healthy without forgoing taste and flavor. The key is to find out exactly what you are putting in your mouth. The best way to do this is by reading the FREE diet profile.
The Nutrition Facts food label can tell you which nutrients are in food, and how each serving contributes to your daily nutrient intake.
Hold the fries, please
Make smart choices when you go out to dinner. Imagine you and a friend go to a restaurant and order chicken sandwiches. You both tell the waiter to replace the French fries with a much healthier option, such as soup.
Now, how could it be that your meal contains almost double the fat and calories as your friend's? You both ordered chicken and that's lean meat, right? You had soup and that's much better than fries, right? WRONG! Your friend ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and tomato soup, and you ordered the fried chicken sandwich with cream of potato soup. There is a huge difference between the meals.