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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

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

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

I can do this, right?
Updated 2/2/2016 9:06:02 PM

I can do this, right?...  Read more

Having a hard time right now. Just found out a lit
Updated 2/2/2016 9:26:19 PM

Having a hard time right now. Just found out a little while ago my ex's uncle was found dead in his home. I am so close with my ex's family even after we got a divorced....  Read more

I feel like when I exercise I eat a lot more and c
Updated 2/3/2016 8:51:39 PM

I feel like when I exercise I eat a lot more and crave sweets! Is there something wrong with me!? Also, baking cake for my son's birthday doesn't help matters!! Trying to stay positive over here. Went over calorie intake by 300. :-(...  Read more

I am amazed how getting my eating & weight under c
Updated 2/2/2016 7:44:30 PM

I am amazed how getting my eating & weight under control has prompted me to get everything else in control. I finally got my entire house cleaned & organized. It's amazing how I took my eye off the ball for so long. Has anyone else experienced this?...  Read more

Today my boss ordered the crew pizza everybody eat
Updated 2/2/2016 7:36:51 PM

Today my boss ordered the crew pizza everybody eating pizza while I eat my spinach wrap will power baby...  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!

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


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