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5 Food Marketing Traps That Can Sabotage Weight Loss

When you scroll the grocery aisles, what labels do you typically look for?

Whole grains, low-carb, gluten free, and low-fat are some of the most popular labels we grab to be effective in our weight loss journey. Do these types of products really help though?

Most of you want to live healthy lifestyles and food marketers are aware of that. Unfortunately, the industry doesn’t have your wellbeing at heart more than they have your dollar in mind. Marketers are taking advantage of consumers by misleading them with deceptive labeling in order to drive sales.

If you want to meet your weight loss goals, it’s important to know what to look for on the products you buy.

Food Marketing Traps to Avoid: What’s Really Behind The Low-Fat Label

While you’re shopping, don’t just get hung up on buzzwords like organic, all natural, or even low fat. The industry can alter products just to slap a label on it and call it “healthy.” In order to make a product low fat for example, it is usually compromised with excess sugars in order to offset the low fat. It’s important to look at the whole nutrition label to make sure there is a balance of protein, carbs, and fats. Also, avoid words on the ingredient list that you’ve never even heard of. The simpler the list, the better the gist!

If you’re interested in learning more about the mislabeled products that might be throwing off your weight loss goals and making more informed decisions, then join us in this week’s Faith Based Weight Loss for Women podcast.

Food Marketing Traps: Key Takeaways

  • The common labels you find on “healthy” products and why they’re not all good

  • Learning to approach food with a holistic view

  • The importance of the “natural state” of food, as close to the way God made it

Let’s stop buying into the industry’s marketing tactics and start eating food that’s actually good for your body and helps you get results! If you’re ready to avoid these top five marketing traps when buying healthy foods, then this week’s podcast is for you.


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