Reading Food Labels Easier Than Before Or Nah?

For me it’s not really ever been about the public knowing what they are eating that’s obvious, it’s always been about what is inside of what you are eating..

 

& why the manufactures found the need to hide the information away from us in the first place.


Labels in the olden days were absolute rubbish, then fast-forward to the last decade were better but were hiding a lot of information from the customers, but there has been some change this year as you may of notice now the calories are so much bigger in font and bold. 

 

The serving size is more visible than ever before and reflects better to per serving that people actually eat!

Companies are now required to separate added sugars from natural sugars on the labels.

 

This is wonderful news because unless you went into deep study you would not know what part of the sugar is natural and what was just added sugar.

From reading & watching as many videos and articles as I could for y’all the overall feel from the other experts are that this can help people eat less, and lose weight.

The issue I have with this is yes it could be very well true, but these same experts need to teaching people how to read the label or at least encouraging people to read labels.. when you’ve worked with so many people like I have in health or you just observe people in the shop, you really notice how the back of the label is totally ignored, so it will not make no difference if we don’t encourage people to do so.

We cannot go in blind on this and just pick up whatever always look at the back of the label, even down to the food and drink you buy all the time, because what you’ll find is that every so often they switch it up a little bit, rather than just eating it or drinking it and then spitting it out saying..
“ERR WHAT THE …. IS THAT!”

It’s best to check, if we just slow down just a little bit and stop rushing we can do this, and it’s something I will be pushing more in my content.. and of course anyone that has ever been on one of my programs know how to read the labels, not just the basics but at an advance level as these companies for years have never played fair and taking us for jokes.

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Now this is not for every food item, for instance Seafood & Raw Fruit & Veg are exempt from the requirements from the Food & Drug Administration AKA the FDA.

I don’t have too much concern about this right about now as at least the food there are real, but would push them to put a label on the Seafood ASAP.

What is disappointing is the packaged food items that require additional ingredients, such as cereal that needs some kind of milk in it for you to eat.

Especially with very bright coloured cereals that are very sweet I call them “Poisonous Frogs” if people actually knew how much sugar was in it, I think we would see a massive drop, as people are looking to take in less sugar, but hey you shouldn’t be eating that kind of cereal anyway it’s trash!

 

I’m sure most of my readers don’t, you newbie’s that still do.. you’ll soon drop the habit!

I also read that the experts believe that it will help with portion control, I don’t really agree with it because it all depends on the person.

If you are prone to pouring more or adding more you will, if you have ED (Eating Disorder) you will tend to eat much less the what is recommended, I’m in the camp of the person must be armed with knowledge and wisdom and have some form of goal, because most people don’t care about what the label says for that if we are being honest.

Now talking of ED which in the UK has 1.25Millon & the USA 30Million sufferers, I can see the carers feeling worried and stressed out that this might trigger them, but I should remind you typically speaking people with ED tend to have the numbers already in their heads

 

So it’s your responsibility to keep a cool head and I hope the back of the label gives you more clarity than the old ones ever did, to be able to sooth them when they are getting stressed out about their calorie counts.

So overall I do believe that this is good news and although will stay have a long way to go to get all the way 100 with what is actually on the back of the label, this is a positive step in the right direction and long may it continue.

The label Is so much easier  to read now, so if it’s put you off before in the past, try again!!!

Your body will thank you for it come 2030 I promise you!

 

THAT’S IT!

 

Thanks For Reading

We  Look Up

Karim David

The Healthy

61 Comments

  1. Joel Cunningham January 24, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I will give it a go from now on thanks bud.

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    1. Karim January 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      You’re Welcome Joel 🙂

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  2. Richard Turner January 24, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the heads up Karim

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    1. Karim January 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      No probs Ricahrd 🙂

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  3. Tyler Spencer January 25, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Always look at the back checkkk

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 12:02 am

      Yes Tyler 🙂

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  4. Beth Rees January 25, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I knew I wasn’t going crazy lol.

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 12:02 am

      Aha you sane

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  5. Rowan Armstrong January 26, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Giving me more hope that I can be healthy this year Karim man thank you very much.

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 12:04 am

      You’re Welcome Rowan 🙂

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  6. Emerson Spears January 26, 2020 at 11:57 am

    I never normal look at the back but i will try my best to do so now 🙂

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 12:05 am

      Ok thanks for letting me know Emerson 🙂

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  7. Glen Walters January 27, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Thanks for letting me know bro.

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      You’re Welcome Glen 🙂

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  8. Val Clemons January 27, 2020 at 2:43 am

    I’m thankful that I saw this, always read the labels.

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      Perfect time is God’s time! I’m really happy for you Val 🙂

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  9. Haiden Alston January 27, 2020 at 5:59 am

    I learned from the best 😉

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      YA DUN KNOW HAIDEN! Ahaha Thank you 🙂

      Reply
  10. Carol Rasmussen January 27, 2020 at 6:05 am

    I really need to learn how to read them.

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    1. Karim January 27, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Please do Carol it will really help, like i said you can join my coaching program and help you myself.. all the best!

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  11. Maximiliano Penn January 28, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    So glad you’re back my man 🙂

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    1. Karim January 28, 2020 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you.. I’m glad to be back too 🙂

      Reply
  12. Nixon Dillard January 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    They have been forced to do this I bet hahaha!!!

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    1. Karim January 28, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      Oh yeah it was not out of the goodness of their heart, but I’m just glad they did it.

      Thank you Nixon for your comment 🙂

      Reply
  13. Calvin Banks January 30, 2020 at 12:44 am

    Thanks I trust myself more when I come on here!

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    1. Karim January 30, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      I’m happy this site does that for you Calvin.. Thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  14. Devon Kidd January 30, 2020 at 6:29 am

    Thanks for the lowdown

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  15. Memphis Leach January 31, 2020 at 8:28 am

    It will take time but I can do it, if not for me for my kids.

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    1. Karim January 31, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Whatever pushes you pushhhhh 🙂

      Reply
  16. Nathan Owen January 31, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Cheers for this mate.

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    1. Karim January 31, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      You’re welcome Nathan 🙂

      Reply
  17. Robert King January 31, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    The new one is much better.

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    1. Karim January 31, 2020 at 9:06 pm

      Yeah I think so too.. Thanks for the comment Robert 🙂

      Reply
  18. Mason Palmer February 1, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Ok I will look more often.

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    1. Karim February 1, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Mason 🙂

      Reply
  19. Jake Francis February 1, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I’m always in a hurry but you’re correct if i just slow down hahaha.

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    1. Karim February 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Exactly Jake hahaha

      Reply
  20. Jacob Bell February 3, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this news Karim.

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    1. Karim February 3, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      You’re welcome Jacob 🙂

      Reply
  21. Marissa Langley February 3, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    I want my body to thank me for it 🙂

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    1. Karim February 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      & It will believe thattttttt Marissa 🙂

      Reply
  22. Madeline Ratliff February 5, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I’ve got to study this.

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    1. Karim February 5, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      Please do 🙂

      Reply
  23. Lilly Chapman February 7, 2020 at 8:23 am

    I will try my best to look each time.

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    1. Karim February 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Good that’s all you can ask of yourself.. to do your best Lilly 🙂

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    2. Karim February 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks for letting us know too 🙂

      Reply
  24. Miya Ochoa February 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    This is great news 🙂

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    1. Karim February 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      For sure Miya 🙂

      Reply
  25. Aimee Clarke February 9, 2020 at 10:23 am

    It’s really is easier now.

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    1. Karim February 9, 2020 at 9:43 pm

      Agreed Aimee!

      Reply
  26. Grace Harrison February 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    My trust levels in life just went up, thank you.

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    1. Karim February 9, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      Awww You’re Welcome Grace 🙂

      Reply
  27. Amber Dunn February 10, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Cheers for this

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    1. Karim February 10, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      You’re Welcome Amber 🙂

      Reply
  28. Everly Horton February 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    The old ones font is way too small.

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    1. Karim February 10, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      Yeah another reason why so many skipped it.

      Reply
  29. Chloe Smith February 12, 2020 at 12:24 am

    Who are you & Why have I not seen you before ?

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    1. Karim February 12, 2020 at 12:44 pm

      Ahahaha

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    2. Karim February 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      🤷🏿‍♂️

      Reply
  30. Shannon Ball February 12, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Thanks Karim

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    1. Karim February 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      You’re Welcome Shannon 🙂

      Reply

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