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Tip #25: Educate Yourself About Food

I recently discovered an awesome tool that I now use every time I take a trip to the grocery store. A free app called Fooducate has many functions, but the best part about it is that it allows you to scan bar codes on food and drinks, and gives you an analysis. It provides you with a letter grade, healthy alternatives, and nutritional information. Here’s iTunes description of it:

 FOODUCATE HELPS YOU:
• Track your diet, calorie quality, and exercise
• Automatically scan a product barcode, search for products, or browse by categories
• See a food’s nutrition grade (A, B, C, or D)
• Learn about a product’s pros and cons
• Choose healthier alternatives
• Add your own foods to track
• Share your feedback with the community
• Create a healthy shopping list
• Submit new products for analysis

WITH FOODUCATE, you get to see the stuff manufacturers don’t want you to notice, such as
✓ excessive sugar
✓ tricky trans fats
✓ additives and preservatives
✓ high fructose corn syrup
✓ controversial food colorings
✓ and more…

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Tips

 

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Tip #19: Keep It Real

Dieting isn’t something you can just do until you’ve lost those extra pounds. Many diets today tell you to do crazy things like only eat 500 calories per day, or only eat fruits, or only drink liquids and don’t eat anything solid, etc… While this may be a temporary solution, chances are that those pounds are just going to come creeping back once you stop your diet. The best way to lose weight and keep it off. is to make changes that you can continue to live with for the rest of your life. You aren’t going to spend the rest of your life eating carrots for every meal. Make real, lasting changes. For example, exercise at least 30-60 minutes everyday. Or instead of eating 2500 calories per day, cut back to 2000. These are things that you can continue to do even after you are done losing weight. So, don’t look for a quick fix that will just be more trouble in the long run. Work hard and do it the right way.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Tips

 

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