Have you ever seen this section of the Nutrition Facts?
Have you ever actually read it?
Chances are, you probably haven't (unless you're really serious about dieting).
I never did until one day while eating my lunch and (for the first time in awhile) I was not rushed and wanted to take my time enjoying my food. I opened a small bag of Sun Chips and decided to read the back of the package, mainly to see what kind of nutritional value there was to these "Multigrain" chips.
What I discovered: very useful nutrition information.
Here's why: It provided you with the amount of carbs, fat, cholesterol, sodium, and fiber you should be limiting yourself each day (according to a 2,000 calorie diet). I'm not a diet guru, nor an extreme health nut. But I do try to watch what I eat, and make sure I don't overeat often. I want to maintain my current weight, not lose or gain.
This useful information serves as a reference guide for maintaining a healthy diet. So I took a picture of this section on my phone so I could look at it anytime, without having to carry around the trash.
Here's what the bottom section of the Nutrition Facts list read:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs (i.e. level of activeness or exercise, health factors, etc.)
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