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Do You Speak Food Label Language?

Food labels can be pretty confusing.  For instance, you might think that you know what fat free means – but if a food product is labeled “fat free” does mean that it’s totally fat free? Not necessarily. According to the FDA, a food can be labeled fat free if it contains less than 0.5 grams […]

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What’s The Difference Between Low Fat, Reduced Fat, Light, Lean, And Extra Lean?

How much time do you spend in the supermarket aisle confused by the labels on mayo — or cookies — or just about every other item in the packaged bread aisle?  What do reduced fat, low fat, light, fat free, or low in calories actually mean? You practically have to walk around with a cheat […]

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A Primer On Reduced, Low, Light, And Free!

Do you have a clue what the difference is between reduced fat, low fat, light, and fat free.  You practically have to walk around with a cheat sheet — or an app — to figure out if something actually lives up to the promise on the product’s label. The same thing is true on menus, […]

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If It’s Low In Fat Does It Mean It’s Low in Calories?

Does Low Fat = Low Calorie? No, No, and No! What Does Low Fat and Low Calorie Mean? Here’s the FDA definitions: Low Fat – 3 grams fat or less per serving Reduced or Less Fat — at least 25% less fat per serving than the “regular” full-fat food Fat Free – Less than 0.5 […]

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What The Heck Is The Difference Between Low Fat And Reduced Fat . . . and light, lean, and extra lean?

The Signs Are Everywhere How much time do you spend in the supermarket aisle confused by the labels on mayo — or yogurt — or milk?  Reduced fat, low fat, light, fat free, low in calories.  You need a spread sheet to sort out the calories and the nutritional stats. The same thing is true […]

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