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Eating Right Nutrition Facts Resources

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

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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

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

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

This is my first day of eating healthy and getting
Updated 3/24/2015 10:22:17 AM

This is my first day of eating healthy and getting fit! Any ideas or motivation?? :)...  Read more

Ready to eat again
Updated 3/23/2015 11:27:28 PM

Hey everyone! I am new to this site and everything it has to offer. I want to heal in my life severely right now! I know it takes one day at a time but it sometimes feels like forever. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to stick with this...  Read more

HELP with Nutrition Tracker
Updated 3/23/2015 5:44:50 PM

Someone, anyone, please help me with this issue! I clicked on someone and I can no longer edit by fat, carb and protein goals. I use the IIFYM method and it has worked very well for me and it;s hard to keep track if I cant edit those goals....  Read more

Ugh...I'm so frustrated. I've been eating right an
Updated 3/24/2015 6:52:59 PM

Ugh...I'm so frustrated. I've been eating right and I'm still up and down with weight. I went to the doc, he prescribed me medication to help and that doesn't seem to be working. I don't know what else to do. Just sharing my feelings....  Read more

Was feeling kind of blah today and ate more junk t
Updated 3/22/2015 7:20:08 PM

Was feeling kind of blah today and ate more junk than I would have liked this weekend. Was feeling kind of down on myself and overwhelmed with how much I want to lose. Just did an awesome 50-minute workout and in a much better mood!...  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