FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Thursday, January 17, 2008

LABELS



Being smart with our eating begins with knowing how to read those lovely labels and really grasping what a portion size is...



These lovely little labels can be confusing.. but if you read them carefully they can be a very useful guide in understanding what you are getting in a serving size.. This link is a great guide in explaining just that

START HERE ( I hope this works you might have to download it not sure)

NUTRITION DATA ( tools and info)

MAYO CLINIC INFO ( PERSONAL FAVORITE SITE)

*** EVERYONE KNOWS HOW I LOVE MY SONIC BURGERS WITH JUST KETCHUP AND LETTUCE AND TOMATOS.. WELL I LEARNED SOMETHING BY VISITING THE SONIC WEBSITE AND CHECKING OUT THEIR NUTRITIONALS .. I AM FAR BETTER OFF GETTING THE JR BURGER FOR 310 CALORIES I COULD EVEN SPLURGE AND HAVE A JR CHEESEBURGER FOR 380 CALORIES.. LAST NIGHT HOWEVER I HAD THE REGULAR SONIC BURGER AND I SPENT 510 CALORIES.. THE JR BURGER IS NOT TOO SMALL AND IS A GOOD CHOICE.. I LOVE THOSE WITH A DIET CHERRY LIMEADE. WE DO NOT DO SONIC OFTEN BUT EVERY NOW AND AGAIN OR WHEN WE NEED SOMETHING QUICK ITS A GOOD CHOICE.. SUBWAY HAS GREAT CHOICES FOR FAST FOOD TOO... I WAS A LITTLE APPALLED THOUGH WHEN I READ WHAT MY SWEETIE HAD.. HE HAD A SUPER SONIC CHEESEBURGER.. ARE YOU READY FOR THE CALORIES SPENT ON THAT ONE.. I ALMOST FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR 900 CALORIES... I DID NOT HAVE THE HEART TO TELL HIM THOUGH .. SO NEXT TIME I WILL JUST SUGGEST A REGULAR CHEESE BURGER IF THAT IS WHAT HE IS CRAVING.. OH AND BY THE WAY THAT IS WITH OUT MAYO TOO.. YOU DO NOT EVEN WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS WITH MAYO ... I AM A ADVOCATE OF FINDING WAYS TO ADAPT TO SITUATIONS.. THOUGH SONIC OR SUBWAY ARE NOT NECCESARILY IDEAL CHOICES ( IDEAL WOULD BE PREPARING YOUR MEAL AT HOME..) BUT WE DO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THE REAL WORLD INVOLVES EATING OUT AND OCCASSIONALLY A FAST FOOD PLACE IS INVOLVED.. LONG STORY SHORT.. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE EATING .. PREFERABLY BEFORE YOU EAT IT. ( ONLY DISCOVERED THE NUTRITIONALS ON SONIC THIS MORNING.. BUT NOW THAT I KNOW I CAN MAKE BETTER CHOICES)****

*** AND MORE NEWS FROM THE CALORIE FRONT.. I JUST DISCOVERED THAT THAT INNOCENT BAKED POTATO AT MCALISTERS DELI ( YES ITS A SUPER SPUD) IS 640 CALORIES... SO I AM HAVING A SIDE OF MAC AND CHEESE FOR 200 CALORIES WHICH BRINGS MY CALORIC INTAKE FOR TODAY TO 1283 WHICH IS GOOD CONSIDERING LAST NIGHT BECAUSE OF THAT DAMN HAMBURGER MY INTAKE ENDED UP BEING AROUND 1800 YEAH I KNOW I KNOW..

Hope this helps a bit for the confusing world of label reading

Wish me well

Wish you well too

PS: NEWS OF THE BIZZARE~ found this at one of my favorite places to visit BIG FAT BLOG TAPEWORM DIET there is some scarey shit out there...

6 comments:

Felicia said...

Great post with GREAT information! Thanks so much for sharing. I am a label reading freak. I never buy anything without checking out the label.

Thanks again!
Have a wonderful day!
*huggles*
=0)

Scale Junkie said...

Its so important to make informed decisions. We have to be proactive in claiming our health, only we can control what we put in our bodies and when we arm ourselves with good information, its half the battle!! I've changed my favorite order at several places after finding the nutritional information. It might taste good but my body is more precious than any "good taste"

shari said...

OMIGOD!!!!! Tapeworm DIET??!!!
I can't get that image out of my mind....what the hell were these people thinking?!
I love the Sonic too...but not often :).
It snowed yesterday, so I made homemade chicken pot pie- but that was all I ate yesterday. Now if I could only get portion control through Ken's mind......not as easy as it sounds!
Love ya!!!

Carleen said...

great post!! I'm impressed with all the info you found out....labels are interesting reads... when I first started to loose and I started analyzing my food I was like "no wonder I'm overweight"....

keep reading! you ahve to be vigalante' :)

Daniele said...

It is really really important to get to know what you're eating. I've also been going 'say what?' when I first started reading labels. Thanks for this very helpful post!

Jeper Drai said...

SUPER POST!!!!

I especially loved the creepy food mascots.

JD