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the good the bad the truth in the pkg

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You know every time you turn around you see more junk food trying to make itself look better.
Just because they add some vitamins or fiber does NOT make them have less fat and/or sugar.
For example: my husband loves Pop Tarts (not one of my temptations I don't like them)
they have started adding calcium... my husband thought great. I told him to read the calories per serving. Hmmm 210 calories... he though well no problem I'll just eat them one at a time... I told him to look again... YIKES one pastry not one pkg with 2 pastries is 210 calories that means if he eats both of them it would be 420 calories... and no real nutrition to show for it. I think he's decided he does not like Pop Tarts as much now.

This is a good lesson for us even with the better food choices... make sure the serving sizes is what we think they are or we may be taking in too many calories. I for one and checking all labels closer from now on.

Today was a slow exercise day for me. I had to work it in around getting my hair cut and taking care of my MIL. She wasn't feeling very good today and her blood pressure was up again. She got to thinking that she needed to check the date on her med bottle, it wasn't out of date but was close... so she opened up a new bottle after talking to the Dr. and took an extra tablet. I'm glad to say her Blood Pressure is coming down and I can rest easy tonight.

I'm hoping for a better day tomorrow.
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  • TSHAIGOOD
    I'm so glad you're doing well. I'm very proud of you and I want to get back on track. I will - I will - I will!
    3378 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    They say that the very first thing you should look at on the label is the serving size. I have a hard time remembering that - I am trained to look at calories and fat first and foremost.

    They are indeed sneaky!
    3378 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    I asboutly love pop tart haven;t have any in three years. But as you guy ever look at pop tart I swear they much be allot more calorie then i was a kid in the sixty. They were just fruit fill now they have frosting on top and they are bigger. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    great blog
    3378 days ago
  • 41SUSAN14
    Packagers are evil.
    3378 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7975551
    I know what you mean about looking at the nutritional information! HA it can be so deceiving!
    3378 days ago
  • FUNKY5RED
    You are so right about foods. Just because they have "healthy" claims does not meant they are healthy. Reading labels is so important, but the food industry hopes we won't.

    Good for you for taking care of your MIL. I'm glad she is feeling better.

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    3378 days ago
  • CJANSEN40
    reading labels does prevent surprises!
    3378 days ago
  • CATWOOMAN
    What good points you have about reading the packaging. They are really good at covering them up. I just have to remember to take my glasses with me otherwise I can't read the small print! Love your yoga cat!!

    Have a good week. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3379 days ago
  • JUSTJUSTY
    I know what you mean about products faking their way into "healthy". My husband is a Produce Manager and he was telling me the other day about Tropicana's new Trop50. It's advertised as 50% less sugar and 50% less calories. Not only is it sold in a small bottle (although you can't tell) it contains only 42% juice. It's primary ingredient is water! It's just watered down orange juice. You pay more for 58% less juice than regular oj. I can water down my own juice thank you. LOL emoticon

    I'm glad your MIL is feeling better. Take care and happy hump day my friend! emoticon
    3379 days ago
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