Food labels

THINGS TO BE AWARE OF IF  WANTING TO BALANCE THE ENERGY SEE-SAW
UNDERSTANDING FOOD PACKAGE LABELS 

 #   Before interpreting information on a food package label it first needs to be located , often the information 

is located on different parts of the label , and is visually represented in 2 ways

*    Nutritional information =  Large eyecatching text against a contrasting  background  ( aka  we want you to 

      see and read this )

*    Ingredients =  Small text against a NON-contrasting background , often well away from the other texts (     

aka   we  have to give you the option of  reading  this , even if you don't have your magnifying glass with 

you  )   THERE ARE THINGS THAT SOME PEOPLE... DO NOT .... WANT ME TO KNOW ,SO THEY TRY TO HIDE 

THE FACTS FROM ME  


#   So do we just throw the contents into ourselves and  others ....????......to be more positive about this we 

need
*   pencil
*   paper
*   calculator
*   magnifying glass  (  yes , I am serious.... THERE ARE THINGS THAT SOME PEOPLE... DO NOT ....      WANT 

ME TO KNOW ,SO THEY TRY TO HIDE THE FACTS FROM ME    ) 



#   VALUES USED TO CALCULATE  FOOD ENERGY
*    Carbohydrates   16 kj    per  gram   (   32 grams = 1 ounce .....good enough for any calcs. )
*    Protein                 17kj     per gram
*    Alcohol                 29kj    per gram
*    Fat                       37kj     per gram


      
EXAMPLES USING ACTUAL FOOD LABELLING INFORMATION (  the text in brackets is added by me and some 

details are modified  slightly  )


EXAMPLE ONE  (  I have modified the values of the  " grams " of the ingredients  very slightly  )

#   So ,  I have in front of me a box containing food items obviously intended to catch the eyes of kiddos and 

those involved in sugar craving........

#   Ingredients = very small pale text  against a non-contrasting  background (  magnifying glass job )


#   Nutritional info.  =   ( the text in brackets is added by me )

*    ENERGY    480 kj    (  ?? weightwatching , looking for this value for your dieting ?? )

*   protein     1g

*   total fats    4.4 g

*   total sugars   28g        ( sugar craving for a  " quick lift "  )

*   fibre             ( a few gram )

*   sodium        ( minimal )

*   food additives   ( %  not shown )


#   so now for some calculations 

protein =                     1g          X     17 kj / g     =          17 kj
fats      =                     4 . 4 g     X     37 kj / g     =        163 kj
sugars =                    28 g         X     16 kj / g     =        448 kj
                                                                                 ======
                       APPROXIMATE   TOTAL ENERGY  =          628   kj


ACCORDING TO THE LABELLING THE ENERGY WAS 480 kj  , BUT WE CALCULATED  628 kj
(  I WAS EDUCATED TO BELIEVE THAT  2 + 2 = 4 )



#    The  B O T T O M  line of this  ( aka =  what you have been WEIGHTing for , so don't  W A I S T  it )

*    Potential progressive ( unaware by you )  ENERGY IN which results in  an inbalance of the 
......  energy IN........energy OUT....  ( see-saw ) ...... the  fats and facts of life are there  to be analyzed
 



EXAMPLE TWO   

#    This is no bull.... barbeque  saucy stuff     ( the text in brackets is added by me )

#    Ingredients (  include.).....150c.....260.....1422  (  no %  given for any additives  )

#    Nutrition

*    Energy  160 kj    (  about 2 tablespoons , if you feel saucy )
(  my calculated total energy  for  about  2 tablespoons   =  340 kj )    

(  weight for it .....   about  40 %  simple monosacharide  sugars....., who would WAIST this on meat   )

 


EXAMPLE THREE   

#    Getting into a stew over the following ....  CAN you imagine it

*     Energy    600 kj  (  half of the contents )  (  my calculations for half of the contents = 750 kj )




RELATING THE 3  EXAMPLES TO A  MORE FAMILIAR SITUATION

#BOILING SOME WATER

*   The total energy from the 3 examples  will bring the following water from 1 * C  ( 32* F ) to the boil
(   Approximate values only .....don't  want to get too techy )

*   11.6  litres........3  U.S gallons......2.5  Imperial gallons



WHY WEIGHT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO READ FOOD LABELLING . DO IT YOURSELF AND DO YOUR BODY A MASS 

OF GOOD


DAILY SMALL WEIGHT INCREASES CAN BE LIKE THE SAYING =   FROM SMALL ACORNS GROW MIGHTY OAK 

TREES



#   TECHY BITS     (  values ok for our practical purposes )

*    1  calorie  =      1 calorie of heat energy   =  4 . 2 joules

*    1 litre       =      0 . 264 US  gallons       =     0 . 22  Imperial gallons

*    1 mm       =      25.5 "   
 


UNDERSTANDING FOOD PACKAGE LABELS

Before interpreting information on a food package label it first needs to be located , often the information is located on different parts of the label , and is visually represented in 2 ways

 *    MARKETING information =  Large eyecatching text against a contrasting  background  ( aka  we want you to see and read this )

 *    Ingredients =  Small text against a NON-contrasting background

 Small text against a NON-contrasting background

, often well away from the other texts (  have your magnifying glass with you  )   

 

 #   So do we just throw the contents into ourselves and others  .... ???? ......to be more positive about this we need

 *   pencil  * paper , *   calculator  *   magnifying glass  

 

 NOTE:  VALUES USED TO CALCULATE  FOOD ENERGY

 *    Carbohydrates   16 kj    per  gram   (   32 grams = 1 ounce .....good enough for our calcs. )

 *    Protein                 17kj     per gram

 *    Alcohol                 29kj    per gram

 *    Fats                      37kj     per gram

 

 LABELLING EXAMPLES ,USING ACTUAL FOOD LABELLING INFORMATION (  the text in brackets is added by me and some details are modified  very slightly  )

 EXAMPLE ONE  

 #   So ,  I have in front of me a box containing food items obviously intended to catch the eyes of kiddos and those involved in sugar craving

 #   Ingredients = very small pale text  against a non-contrasting  background (  magnifying glass job )

 #   Nutritional info.  =   ( the text in brackets is added by me )

 *    ENERGY    480 kj    (  ?? weightwatching , looking for this value for your dieting ?? )

 *   protein     1g

 *   total fats    4.4 g

 *   total sugars   28g        ( sugar craving for a  " quick lift "  )

 *   fibre             ( a few gram )

 *   sodium        ( minimal )

 *   food additives   ( %  not shown )

 #   SO NOW FOR SOME CALCULATIONS

 protein =                     1g          X     17 kj / g     =          17 kj

 fats      =                     4 . 4 g     X     37 kj / g     =        163 kj

 sugars =                    28 g         X     16 kj / g     =        448 kj

                                                                                     ---------

      APPROXIMATE   TOTAL ENERGY  =          628   kj

                                                                                    ======= 

 ACCORDING TO THE LABELLING THE ENERGY WAS 480 kj  ,  WE CALCULATED  628 kj

 (  I WAS EDUCATED TO BELIEVE THAT  2 + 2 = 4 )

 

 

 #    The  B O T T O M  line of this  ( aka =  what you have been WEIGHTing for , so don't  W A I S T  it )

 *    Potential progressive ( unaware by you )  ENERGY IN which results in  an inbalance of the ......  energy IN........energy OUT....  ( see-saw ) ...... the  fats and facts of life are there  to be analyzed

 

 EXAMPLE TWO   

 #    ( The text in brackets is added by me )

 #    Ingredients (  include.).....150c.....260.....1422  (  no %  given for any of these additives  )

 #    Nutrition:

 *    Energy  160 kj    (  about 2 tablespoons  )

 (  my calculated total energy  for  about  2 tablespoons   =  340 kj )

 (  weight for it .....   about  40 %  simple monosacharide  sugars )

 

 EXAMPLE THREE

 #   

 *     Energy    600 kj  (  half of the contents )  

(  my calculations for half of the contents = 750 kj )

 

SUMMARY

 WHY WEIGHT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO READ FOOD LABELLING . DO IT YOURSELF AND DO YOUR BODY A MASS OF GOOD

 

 DAILY SMALL WEIGHT INCREASES CAN BE LIKE THE SAYING =   FROM SMALL ACORNS GROW MIGHTY OAK TREES

*   paper
*   calculator

      see and read this )
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