Today's Diet Tip: Hydration is extremely important when combining exercise with dieting. Aim for drinking eight 8 oz glasses of filtered water daily.
I'm a label reader, both nutritional and ingredient labels. These labels have a significantly higher influence on what I buy than price does. I will often put a food product back on the shelf just on the basis of one of those labels. A study published in the journal Agricultural Economics which found that women who read the labels on food packaging are nearly 9 lbs lighter than those who don’t. Impressive!
We were preparing for our monthly games night in December. I ask my husband to pick up more non-alcoholic beer. I like to keep both non-alcoholic beer and wine on hand for those who choose not to drink alcohol. Both are good for cooking as well for adding flavour without alcohol. He brought home two cases of President's Choice Blond Brew. I noticed one case said 80 calories per can and the other said 50 calories per can! It was a fluke I caught the difference because usually the old label has been discarded so can't be compared to the new one.
When food manufacturers change a product, they often increase water, salt or sugar as a cost cutting measure. Changing the oil in a product is another common change, quite often to a GMO oil like canola. Be sure to check the labels often even for those products you buy on a regular basis. Chances are you will notice these types of changes from time to time.
Beverages are one of the worst foods for dieting because they contain a high caloric content. Three colas can add as much as 480 calories to your caloric intake which is a lot if you are on a 1,200 calorie diet! Fatburn offers a free activity burn tool so you can easily calculate how long to spend doing the activity of your choice to burn of your beverage calories in order to create your calorie deficit to help you reach your weight goals.