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    Do you read them?

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    yeah. watch sodium and protein.
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    Yeah. I even carry a little calculator to compute everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    Yeah. I even carry a little calculator to compute everything.



    I don't usually need to read the labels, as I have a pretty consistent set of foods that I eat. Plus, you generally know what's good and what isn't, so paying attention to little details like that isn't too important. And counting calories is just stupid; eat when you're hungry.
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    When I use to work out I would look at them to see how many calories and protein something had, and that was about the only time I bothered to look.

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    hell, nutritional labels and this forum are about the only things I read these days.

    I haven't really felt a need to get all obsessed with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munenori2 View Post
    hell, nutritional labels and this forum are about the only things I read these days.
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    only when i'm watching my weight. but then i can be quite anal retentive.
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    I've been trying to educate myself on nutrition for nearly two decades now. It's frustrating how much misinformation is out there. And how even two textbooks will blatantly contradict each other. I couldn't even name all the books I've read, and I can't say I follow any one of them to the letter.

    But beyond the fact that our understanding of what the body needs from food and how we extract nutrients from what we eat remains highly inexact ... there's also all the obfuscation that occurs when companies make processed food. Did you know that when you see "natural flavor" on a label, it probably means MSG? Or if you see Disodium Gualynate and Disodium Anosinate on a label, it also means MSG? But because Monosodium Glutamate has been categorized a certain way by the FDA, companies can get around admitting that certain ingredients are identical to it. I've also come across long lists of additives meant to pump up the vitamin and mineral percentages that come from dubious sources.

    Once upon a time, I read the nutrition label religiously. But the more I read about nutrition, the more I started to think it's all bullshit. The two things I bother to look for are sodium and fat, and I only worry about fat because of my pancreatitis. Otherwise, I want to be able to recognize and approve of all everything on the ingredient list. A bunch of six-syllable chemical names and I will most likely leave it on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iAnnAu View Post
    Otherwise, I want to be able to recognize and approve of all everything on the ingredient list. A bunch of six-syllable chemical names and I will most likely leave it on the shelf.

    that's basically a little rule of thumb i use as well. if it's all stuff i can't recognize, i'll probably put it back. as a result of that, a great portion of my diet is rather simple in chemical composition. re: the rest of your post. i did not know that legally "natural flavor" could include MSG. they are then required to report that on the label, i'd assume? probably only in certain amounts.
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    gah, we should just go out to a farm and kill chicken and deer again. fuck all this poison society feeds us.
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    Yeah, it helps to be attentive to them. But, in general if i have to read a label i know it's not all that natural. I try to shop mostly around the edges of supermarkets i.e fruit n veg section. Unless lets say I pick up a tin of light non oil packed tuna.. I will look to make sure they haven't skimmed the omega-3 because sometimes they do and it says 0 fat. Or, i'll look at the carb count on the back of soymilk to see if they've added a shitload of sugar as usual. The only thing I like to keep count of is protein, the more the merrier.

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    Sometimes I read them to decide which brand to buy. Usually I read them for pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    Sometimes I read them to decide which brand to buy. Usually I read them for pleasure.
    Do you think every single LSE is like that?

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    I read them when I can't decide which flavour to buy (go with less fat), or to check if the low-fat option is actually significantly lower in fat, or if they've just removed the flavour to make it taste healthy. I also like checking if 2-minute noodles have MSG... I refuse to buy MSG-free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Socionics PhD View Post
    Do you think every single LSE is like that?
    No; some probably have better things to do while eating than read the ingredients of cereals they don't eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritella View Post
    Over here, we'll put up with (almost) all of your crap. You just have to use the secret phrase: "I don't value it. It's related to <insert random element here>, which is not in my quadra."
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    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    No; some probably have better things to do while eating than read the ingredients of cereals they don't eat.
    btw..i was wondering..how do you decide if something is type-related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Socionics PhD View Post
    btw..i was wondering..how do you decide if something is type-related?
    Whether almost everyone of that type, but few of other types, have that characteristic. But I need a large enough sample size.

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    Over here, we'll put up with (almost) all of your crap. You just have to use the secret phrase: "I don't value it. It's related to <insert random element here>, which is not in my quadra."
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    Abbie is so boring and rigid it's awesome instead of boring and rigid. She seems so practical and down-to-the-ground.

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