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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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38. What does it say on the label?

It has a little healthy eating logo on it, so it must be good for you, right? Reduced fat means I can eat a bigger portion too, doesn’t it? No and no! Learn to read labels and help yourself lose weight.

I’m something of a label freak and it’s not just because I like a little bit of Gucci and Prada. If you read food labels, you can transform your body because you know much more about what you are eating.

It’s not some nerdy hobby of mine. I had to start reading labels when my daughter was diagnosed as having a peanut allergy, as nuts can be hidden in all kinds of food and a reaction can be potentially fatal. Once you start reading labels, you discover interesting things – juice drinks with vegetable oils ...

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