When walking up and down the grocery store aisles, do you know what sugar-free, fat-free, gluten-free and natural labels really mean? You may think that these labels indicate “health food,” but they are all part of the deceptive advertising that misleads consumers to believe they are making choices that are beneficial for their health, when, in fact, they are detrimental. Grocery store shelves are densely packed with these items, so look beyond those catch phrases and turn the packages over to find the two most important sections on the label: the ingredients and the nutrition information. If you’re buying mostly fresh foods, you’ll have fewer labels to read!
I’ll take you on a guided tour of the grocery store where you most frequently shop to take the confusion out of choosing nutrient dense foods. Learn how to read labels and to understand what you’re truly eating and how the food you’re ingesting is affecting your wellbeing.
I will help you replace the nutritionally deficient foods crowding your shelves with nutrient dense options.
Do you ever look at your pantry and want to eat healthier, but don’t know where to begin? I will visit your pantry, and we will discuss your cooking and snacking habits and how to realistically begin the process of reinventing your eating practices. You will learn about healthier alternatives, simple recipes and how to read a nutrition label.
We are a society obsessed with 100-calorie packs and low fat options because we’re taught the lower the number on the label, the healthier the food. If you choose your foods based on these values, you may think that all calories are created equally and that lower is always better. Learning to read the ingredients on nutrition labels and to understand what calories and grams of fat represent will dissipate the grocery shopping confusion and teach you what constitutes the healthy option.