HOW TO READ A NUTRITION LABEL.
I don’t know how many times a client has come to me, and has no idea how to read a nutrition label.
This may be one of the first steps to healthy eating, and of course tracking macros.
The serving is one of the most important parts. As well as how many grams of protein, carbs and fat is included in 1 serving.
The other problem I see with clients is that they think a certain food source is a protein when really it’s a fat OR even a carb.
And yes food can contain high values or almost the same values for 2 of those macros, like geek yogurt. Its high in both protein & carbs. But I get many people thinking peanut butter is a protein, when really it’s a fat. 😮
Yes… it’s a fat. And you would add it towards your fat intake for the day, not protein.
So here’s how you can read a nutrition label like a BOSS:
1. Look at all macros (protein, carbs & fat) and see which one has the highest value. Whichever one, out of the 3 is the highest. That is your macro. 💣 boom.
2. THEN look at the serving size. For example. Say Peanut butter has 18g of fat per 2TBSP of PB, and for a more accurate measurement it will say how much the serving is in grams… so say 30g.
3. When you go to measure your PB and you only need 9g of fat. You would measure 15g of peanut butter, out of the jar.
Counting macros isn’t for everyone, and I wouldn’t start all my clients there. Some are farther a long then others.
But a great starting point is learning how to read the label properly, and be able to identify a food source as a specific macro.
If you are wanting to making a healthier switches, start reading nutrition labels. Know what a protein, carb and fat is, and keep moving forward from there.
Start looking at what is in the food, so looking at the ingredient lists. It’s a good idea to know what is in your food.
I’m curious… did you know how to read the nutrition label?