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Do You Read Food Labels?

The discussion about whether or not soy sauce is actually soy sauce made me wonder about food labels in general and whether or not people actually read them. I'm fortunate enough not to have any major food allergies and have stupidly stopped counting calories years ago, so I rarely look at the actual labels (although I try not to buy too many processed food items, so in theory I wouldn't have that many labels to read). How about you? Do you read food labels?

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lovekailua lovekailua 8 years
oh yes!!
lovekailua lovekailua 8 years
oh yes!!
m38967 m38967 8 years
as a vegetarian, i always read food labels on my food and drinks. i look out for fiber, sodium, iron, protein, sugar, fat, and of course, the big c, calories.
SU3 SU3 8 years
Yes, <b>ALWAYS</b>!
SU3 SU3 8 years
Yes, ALWAYS!
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 8 years
If I didn't I'd probably be dead, I'm allergic to so much crap.
jendudley jendudley 8 years
I would be scared if I did. I would keel over.....
GeikoSera GeikoSera 8 years
ALWAYS!
GeikoSera GeikoSera 8 years
ALWAYS!
rubialala rubialala 8 years
sometimes
AIMEESUGAR AIMEESUGAR 8 years
Although sometimes I prefer not to know, I always read labels. If it have more than two ingredients I cant pronounce I usually put it back.
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
OMG OMG OMG! EVVVVVVVVERYONE NEEDS TO READ FOOD LABELS!!! seriously, packaging is misleading and if you're watching your diet you need to check the calories and fats and cholesterol and compare compare!! once you compared and figured out which produc is best for you, you don't need to read the label again!i always feel like people who 'let themselves go' (aka moi before) never properly read a food label before buying! NOW i read them all the time! i'm always checking for MORE FIBER, lower calories and fat.
haze1nut haze1nut 8 years
OMG OMG OMG! EVVVVVVVVERYONE NEEDS TO READ FOOD LABELS!!! seriously, packaging is misleading and if you're watching your diet you need to check the calories and fats and cholesterol and compare compare!! once you compared and figured out which produc is best for you, you don't need to read the label again! i always feel like people who 'let themselves go' (aka moi before) never properly read a food label before buying! NOW i read them all the time! i'm always checking for MORE FIBER, lower calories and fat.
karebear karebear 8 years
Since I started exercising more and trying to eat better, I definitely read food labels. I always try to look for high fructose corn syrup, trans fat, and sugar content.
mdbzmom mdbzmom 8 years
I try to watch sodium and if the list of ingredients is super long with addatives I don't get it.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
The first thing I check for is calories then go down the list of ingredients for all of the sugar products in it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
i'm usually looking at things like calcium, vitamin c, calories, and serving size. not really looking at the actual ingredients in the food i'm buying, as i don't know what half the stuff is anyway. lol so I guess, like some others on here, i should stop stocking up on the processed foods.
partysugar partysugar 8 years
I never read food labels. But I'm like you Yum, I rarely eat processed foods and when I do I'm splurging and dont care how much fat/calories is in my potato chips or ice cream.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
I do sometimes. If I am picking out something naughty like ice cream - I will try and at least pick the one with the less calories.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
i read food labels. it's important to know that you're are getting the right amount of carb, fiber, fat, and protein. but i really need to work on not eating processed foods.
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 8 years
I read them, while I'm on a constant quest to gain weight I'm not willing to do it by putting certain additives in my body. Ewww!
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
I always do. My husband is a food nazi and high fructose corn syrup isn't allowed in the house.
mabess mabess 8 years
after weight watchers, i'm usually pretty careful.however, sometimes if it's something i know isn't great for me, like ice cream, i don't even wanna know so i don't look! ha. that's awful.
mabess mabess 8 years
after weight watchers, i'm usually pretty careful. however, sometimes if it's something i know isn't great for me, like ice cream, i don't even wanna know so i don't look! ha. that's awful.
Athena1 Athena1 8 years
I am food obsessed and a reader.
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