How To Read A Food Label
Lesson 4 Module 1
Being able to read a food label correctly is important for managing your caloric intake. Here's a quick guide to what's important, using a specific nutrition label.
What's Important For Energy Balance?
Serving Size: In this example, there are 4 servings in the container. However, the nutritional information relates to 1 serving. So, adjust your calculations based on the number of servings you have.
Calories: Yes. This is probably the most important thing on the label..
Macros: If you're tracking macros, then you'll need to be aware of:
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
Other elements of the food label that are not essential for managing calorie intake are:
- Calories from Fat
- % Daily Value
- Vitamins and Minerals
This isn't to say these are unimportant. But you don't specifically need to track these to manage energy balance.