Now that you have had ample time to think about what changes you would like to make, here are more tools for your toolbox on your discovery to lifestyle change and healthy choices.
~Reading and Understanding Food Ingredients:
YES, it is important to take the time to read food ingredients and labels then understand what you are reading. Understanding food ingredients and labels are one of your strongest tools while shopping or purchasing foods to know what you are putting into your body. Again, it goes back to the basics of wanting to know you are putting gasoline in your car engine vs diesel. Then of course their are different grades of gasoline which are necessary to be able to decipher according to your engine. These principles are correlated with the fuel (food) that you put in your engine (body)!
Read the ingredients!
Why do you avoid the above listed 20 ingredients?
Research the ingredients!
Stay tuned for Part 2 which will include how to use and understand nutrition fact labels! Once we set the foundation for understanding and being informed we can begin focusing on the fun art of creating recipes and true lifestyle changes.
Rachelle McEwen, BSN,RN,ATC