Do you always read the nutritional facts on the food labels that you buy?

@cdparazo (5768)
Philippines
February 19, 2007 5:14am CST
I am one of those health buffs who read the nutritional facts found on every label of food that we buy at the supermarket. I dont really buy food that are high in fat, salt, preservatives and cholesterol. I dont always mind calories but i also tend to compare them when deciding which to brand to buy between same kind of food.
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• India
22 Feb 07
I prefer freshly prepared vegetables rather than processed food. But I really don't count the calories. On the rare occasion that I do buy processed food items, I do check on their ingredients, rather than the nutritional facts.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
I actually prefer fresh food too but because we are too busy, we tend to buy our groceries one or twice a month. I also look at ingredients (but not as much as i look the nutritional facts) too since there are ingredients that i know that are not really good for health.
@Lady_Vincy (1542)
• United States
20 Feb 07
It's weird but I really do look at the lables. I want to know how many calories and fat is in my food. Even though I look at the lables I still end up eating the food no matter what the lable says. If the food is something that I really like then i just don't care what is in it. Taste is actually more important to me than the calories and fat that is in them. I know, i'm a weirdo.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Not really. I do look at the labels all the time but i still buy some things that are considered unhealthy. Though it rarely happens, but it's also one of the things that I enjoy doing and look forward to...sort of my reward for good behavior..LOL
19 Feb 07
I don't read all the nutritional information but I do read the ingredients and also see whether it states that the product is vegan or not. If there is something in the ingredients that I don't recognise then I won't buy the products.
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• Romania
23 Feb 07
I pay attention to calories mostly. Barely pay attention to anything else. Maybe grams of fat if anything else. I try to stick to a 1200 - 1500 calorie diet. Plus, calorie intake vs. calories burned is how you lose, gain or maintain weight. When you're on the elliptical for example, it tells you how many calories you've burned in your workout session (a heart rate monitor also does this but a little more accurately) Anyhow, the only way to compare the number of calories you've burned is to monitor the number you have consumed. Also, everyone has a basal metabolic rate which is the number of calories your body naturally burns if you were to be completely inactive. Take that number, add the number of cals you burned and if you eat less calories than that then you will lose. Eat more, you will gain, eat the same amount, you will maintain. Sugar, carbs etc have little to do with it.
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
23 Feb 07
I do everytime I shop. I watch for calories, bad ingredients, carbs, sugar, and vitamins. I try to buy good stuff for my son and I. There are just to many foods in this world that look and smell good but are really fatting or way to much sugar or just have bad stuff in them that are bad for our bodies. I buy low in sugar food , sorta low in calories, and I try really hard not to buy food with the ingredients Partially hydrated Soy oil. I've read websites on how bad it is for you. check around one day if your curious.