reading nutrition charts on packages

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  1. Dr.EtNiEs

    Dr.EtNiEs Guest

    im sorta new to this, im 510 and 178, iwant to get down to 170 or at least 165,
    since i started workin in the fire department i have been lazzy as in not eating right anyways.. for charts on food packages i need some help

    here is one on a package of chicken breast lunch meat

    calories 40g
    fat2%
    saturated/trans 3%
    cholesterol 25mg
    sodium 16%
    carb1%
    fibers 0%
    sugar0%
    protein 8g

    now what should i be looking for and watching im doing a abds plan with a workout plan and im sorta lost on the food charts that im showing u, what should i be avoiding on these charts and what would be healthy on the charts
    ur input would help alot thanks:)
     
  2. ralyks

    ralyks New Member

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    google "how to" "nutrition labels"
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    losing weight = look for lower calories, low carbohydrates, decent amount of protein, low sugar

    and i'd avoid lunch meat if i were you
     
  4. Dr.EtNiEs

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    so at that chart that i posted, is 40g alot of calories and is 1% alot of carbs?
     
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    GOOGLE DAMN IT. You really need to educate yourself on the basics of nutrition, charts are very easy to understand. 1% carbs is VERY low, and you wrote out the calories portion wrong because they're not measured in grams. Numbers are also alot more important than percentages.
     
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    higher the cals the better
     
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