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Eating Right Nutrition Facts Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Eating Right Nutrition Facts.

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs

Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means! There a...  Read more

Translating Those Trans Fats

What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha...  Read more

The Loopholes of Food Labeling

When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol...  Read more

8 Tips for Deciphering Diet Claims

Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w...  Read more

Starting Nutrition Tracking and Have a Technical Q
Updated 4/15/2014 12:18:55 AM

Hey, Does any one know how to delete something that is preset in the nutrition tracker? I need to delete "snack 2" so those calories can disburse over the 3 meals and 1 snack I am trying to track (per a nutritionist). I found the place where I...  Read more

Nutrition Tracker
Updated 4/13/2014 4:11:13 PM

2 Is it possible to use the meal plans for a couple of days a week then use my own the rest of the time? If so how?...  Read more

eating myself to death
Updated 4/14/2014 10:54:49 PM

goals yesterday. had a plan and good food. today all i did was eat and even when i wasn't comfortable i ate some more. i want to lose weight and be in a more healthy place. but i seem to fail every day. i cant seem to get my brain to stop telling me...  Read more

Should you really eat back calories burned?
Updated 4/15/2014 1:54:05 PM

It seems counterproductive and almost like it defeats purpose of workout. Do you really eat back all the calories?? Advice needed...  Read more

Nutrition Tracker Corrections???
Updated 4/13/2014 6:49:45 PM

I currently have what I feel is a pretty serious issue but can't find anyplace in Spark to get it taken care of. The nutrition tracker says that a 10 piece serving of McDonald's Chicken Nuggets has plenty of calories, carbs and fat, but 0 grams of pr...  Read more

Turn Your Meal Tracker Into a Meal Planner

Instead of tracking the food I eat AFTER I eat it, I plan out my meals a week in advance. I take an hour, take stock of what I have in my pantry, and search through SparkRecipes and other recipe sites that offer nutrition facts, finding recipes that...  Read more

Look before you leap...erm...eat!

I plan ahead with meals as much as possible and I always try to put them into the nutrition tracker in the morning before I have lunch and dinner. This way I can see what I'm lacking and may need to add in and what I'm getting too much of and need to...  Read more

MISparks

A wonderful group from Michigan who joined sparkpeople in hopes of getting control of their weight and learn to eat healthy. ...  Read more

Poll: What's the First Thing You Look for on a Nutrition Label?

When you're trying to eat healthier or lose weight, reading nutrition labels is a must. With all the numbers, percentages and details, what's really the most important?A recent report shared the top five nutrients consumers look for when they...  Read more

Get Your Facts Up Front

Over a year ago, we shared about the Food and Drug Administration's desire for manufactures to post front-of-label nutrition information in an effort to support the fight against obesity in our country. Now, the Grocery Manufacturers Association...  Read more