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Do You Read Nutritional Labels?

Me, I read a label pretty thoroughly and consistently. I like to know what I am putting into my body, good or bad. However, I always find it interesting that my husband will eat just about anything that sounds good to him without so much as glancing at the label — reading the label is not something that he even thinks about (even while being married to FitSugar). I know my husband is not alone in this, so what about you guys?


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Vuduchick Vuduchick 9 years just have to....there's so much crap in things. :D
bellechic bellechic 9 years
I read labels like crazy. I hate when sugar is one of the first ingredients listed. Plus, I don't eat prok and you'll be amazed how many products its in.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
I either buy foods that do not come packaged: IE: fresh fish and vegetables or I read the nutritonals and ingredients religiously 5 times over before I buy it! I cannot eat sugar or anything LIKE that so I HAVE TO WATCH out for it, and it lurks just about EVERYWHERE!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I always check for calories, fiber, trans fats, and hfcs.
poissondujour poissondujour 9 years
Food allergies make it necessary!
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
ALWAYS! I read everything nutritional labels and ingredients, where it is produced evry single thing. You get big surprises sometimes, there are lots of food that look helathy in commercials but are not very healthy when you check the ingredients or nutritional content...
almostloli almostloli 9 years
always. my eyes go straight to: calories servings per package protein fat (sat. or non sat) dietary fiber hahahhaha :D
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I read labels on everything I buy. I look for total calories, fat content, cholesterol, vitamin/mineral content, and sugar grams. I've been label-reading ever since I was like 5 because my dad would only let me pick out cereal with less than 15g of sugar per serving. I was pretty dissappointed to find out that Lucky Charms didn't make the cut. My husband's like yours, Fit...he will eat anything.
Marci Marci 9 years
That's funny about your husband, Fit. I guess he's just relying on you to keep him healthy most of the time! I always read labels, my fiance rarely does. When he does, he's always so surprised by what he finds out, so it's suprising he doesn't make a habit of it.
girllovewarrior girllovewarrior 9 years
I read foodlabels because I am vegan.
kikischnapps kikischnapps 9 years
I'm on weight watchers, and I take a Points calculater with me to read that label so I know exactly what I'm eating!! It makes it easier then getting home and realizing something is way to many points for you to eat, then it just sits there as a temptation!! Plus, sodium trans fats high suger....the things in our food is crazy!!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
ever since Ive been working out Ive caught myself reading label more and more. It really helps me when choosing snacks
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
I used to read them religiously, but I've stopped. Now I only check the ingredients. I only read the nutritional labels when I'm eating and I have the urge to read something;)
thisglovefits thisglovefits 9 years
always, its just old habit now..I do it without even thinking about it
AMP AMP 9 years
Always. And I feel guilty when I'm at a restaurant and don't have the breakdown!
LoneWolf LoneWolf 9 years
I always read labels. Sometimes I wish I could just buy something without looking, but, alas, I can't.
moonischasingme1 moonischasingme1 9 years
I love reading labels. I'm a freak. It just makes me feel good when I read the label on something and it appears healthy...I especially look at fiber content, fat, and the list of ingredients. I do not buy anything with HFCS or transfat....among other crap.
misslarue misslarue 9 years
bp99 bp99 9 years
Yeah, just like the vegans, vegetarians have to read labels. I also have lists of cheeses and beers that are vegetarian that i have to check against when i shop. It sucks since "natural flavors" is a catch all that can include animal byproducts! I don't know how to get around that so sometimes i dont try :(
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I have become a serious label reader. Make me feel a bit uptight, but I really don't want to eat a lot of processed food and I really don't want my kids too either!
thirtythreezero thirtythreezero 9 years
as a vegan, its absolutely necessary to read labels. The most suprising things have milk or eggs in them. I also stay as far away as possible from high fructose corn syrup! Ew!
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
I always read the label and if it has any of those chemical ingredients that I have never heard of, I think twice about eating it. I've been spoiled by Trader Joes!
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 9 years
I always read the labels, doesn't always deter me from eating something unhealthy, but I atleast read it haha
nikolem2 nikolem2 9 years
I rarely read nutrition facts labels, but I mostly pay attention to the ingredients list. Since I buy hardly any packaged food, it's really not an issue.
serendipity009 serendipity009 9 years
I'll read a label if it's there, and I do avoid certain ingredients when buying my regular groceries. But if I crave a candy bar, I know it's bad for me! I still read the label just to be aware, but I don't freak out or feel guilty about what's in it. Denying myself what I'm really craving is so much worse for me than 20 grams of sugar. I just have to remember to check if I'm REALLY craving it, because it's easy to use this as an excuse!
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