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Browsing the supermarket isles in an effort to choose the right foods can be daunting. There are so many nutrition claims made on product packages these days that it's hard to know what they all mean. Don't assume that “fat free” salad dressing has no fat or that “fat free” is the same as “calorie free.” Understanding nutritional claims on food products is important for weight loss. You don't want to eat something thinking its low in calories or fat when it's really not. This can derail your progress in no time. Let's look at some of the common nutrition claims found on food labels.
Light or Lite – generally used to refer to fat, calories or sodium
So be careful, as you can see “calorie free” still has calories just not as many. If you eat too much these “light” or “calorie free” foods will cause weight gain. It's just that simple. This is why you must read the food label and comprehend the nutritional claims on food packages. With this information you can better choose healthy products for you and your family.