2) Look for foods that contain 0 grams of trans fat. Remember to also check the ingredients as well, since a food can contain up to half a gram of trans fat and still list 0 grams on the label. Avoid words like “partially hydrogenated oil.”
3) If you’re a fan of frozen meals, be sure to look at the sodium. Many frozen entrees can easily contain half of the day’s total recommended intake. Try to stick to less than 600 milligrams of sodium per serving.
4) Check out the serving size and the servings per container. A lot of “snack size” containers actually contain multiple servings! If you eat the package in one sitting, you may be consuming a lot more calories than you expected.
5) Love coupons? I know I do! But one downside of couponing is the temptation to purchase unhealthy snack items just because you have a great coupon. Look at the labels of the products before you buy a product, and be sure it fits in with your healthy lifestyle goals.
6) And lastly, many of the healthiest choices won’t even have a label – think about your fresh produce and lean meats located around the perimeter of the grocery store!