But do I really?
I know over the coming months and years there will more concise and structured labelling on food and drink across the board, as consumers we have fought for the right to be informed! .. Its been a slow process but it’s finally coming.
I guess knowing what we eat will be great .. But my next question is … do we know what to do with this knowledge really help us?
Now take me for example, I am overweight and trying to use weight so in fact my mindset a year ago was to reduce all my fat intake .. great yes? .. *erm* .. no .. Our bodies need certain levels of all nutrients, not just one or another so will this really help?
For me over recent weeks we have gone back to basics with our food and reduced the amounts of proceed foods, sauces and condiments we are using and have upped our meat quality instead, which is great while we eat at home but with lots of days out planned not only for half term but for the Summer holidays to I have been thinking about making healthier more informed choices for eating out too.
With lots of places to eat on offer there are a fabulous array of eateries that can cater for healthier choices but what happens when your on the road and need to get something quick, tasty and yet healthy into the kids or yourself 9/10 times we head to McDonalds …
However with a reputation for unhealthy food, most I guess would presume that I certainly wouldn’t be heading there anytime soon.
First and foremost it goes without saying that everything in moderation should be OK but being aware of what is excessive is a better way to manage food, that and good choices.
Now in its own right a McDonalds beef burger is not in fact anywhere near unhealthy as its 100% beef .. however I think the unhealthy side to McDonalds comes in the form of the sauces and added extras … being on a diet and adding in all my food items it’s surprising on just how much fat and calories are hidden within a food …
So hand me over a McDonalds burger and hold the sauces!
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