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Beware of health claims on food labels; packaging can be deceiving.
Ever wonder about the difference between reduced fat and low fat? Or does ‘light’ on a label really mean no fat?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict guidelines on how these food label terms can be used. Remember packaging is a sales tool to attract you to an item.
Stay with the CHRIS system and you will never go wrong.
Here are some of the most common claims seen on food packages and what they mean:
Also beware of the "% Daily Value" on the right side of Nutrition Facts label, as this is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Remember the CHRIS system "Plan You Work and Work Your Plan" for a healthier lifestyle.
Chris Tina Bruce demonstrates daily how packaging can be deceiving. Take the time to educate yourself on you most valuable asset; your health.
More about Chris Tina Bruce
Chris Tina Bruce is a male-to-female transgender bodybuilder, spokesperson and fitness talent.
She is the founder of Be Bold Be Proud, a grassroots non-profit transgender equality organization. She is also the founder of Discover Health and Fitness, a freelance writer and the proud parent of two amazing children. She obtained her bachelor of science degree from Georgia State University, and is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.
Chris Tina lives by some very simple rules and affirmations: All of life is a transition; where you are does not have to define who you will be and together we can cultivate change. Be Bold, Be Proud, Be Yourself.
For more information about Chris, her Fitness Fun Camps, private sessions, nutrition programs or next bodybuilding show, check out her website, follow her Hillcrest Fitness Facebook page, or call (972) 989-6076.