Read labels to lose weight
Research shows being an avid label reader is good for your waistline. In fact, women who consult food labels weigh almost nine pounds less than those who don’t, reveals a study in the journal Agricultural Economics. Why? Experts speculate those who pay attention to the label details are more likely to make healthy choices. Just be sure to read both the nutrition facts and the ingredients list, says Toronto dietitian Rosie Schwartz. You want to know the totals, but you also want to know exactly what’s contributing to them!