My food lifestyle has truly evolved, from one loaded with sugary foods with no nutritional value to one focused on green vegetables and nourishing, whole foods.
With that shift, I've also changed the way I read nutrition labels. In fact, grocery shopping for me can be high-involvement, even when buying what should be considered low-involvement purchases, like jam or jelly.
Is this a waste of time or even necessary?
Well, my new food lifestyle and new way of reading nutrition labels may take more time, but it helps to ensure I know what’s going into my body and helps me to better understand my own food choices.
Plus, once you figure out the foods that work for you and get into your own rhythm, it doesn't have to take so long!
Let's face it—every new diet or fad tells you that fat is the only concern you should have or that cholesterol or sodium are the only indicators. Yet, why not begin with source, the ingredient list itself?