Reading the food label of every single product you buy is by no means essential to your success on Celebrity Slim. After all, the Celebrity Slim Programme has been designed to make losing weight as easy as possible and that means no messy Calorie-counting or points system. However, it can be beneficial to understand food labels, particularly if you want to make smarter food choices and have a better understanding of what you’re putting in your body.
Remember that the less saturated fat a product has, the better it will be for you. Generally, products with less than about 5-10 grams of saturated fat per 100 grams are good choices.
Try to choose foods where the saturated fat content is less than half of the total fat content. Some foods we’ve mentioned are OK to eat have relatively high fat levels, like cheese, cream, butter and nuts. These foods are OK to eat if you have them in small serving sizes.
Celebrity Slim works by regulating Carbohydrate intake. Therefore it is important to choose foods and snacks with less than about 5-10 grams or less of carbohydrate content per 100g. The lower the carbohydrate content, the better.
Salt is often referred to as Sodium on food packaging, so it is important to check for both. Salt does not contain any Calories, however it does cause the body to retain water, which can result in weight gain. The recommended daily salt intake for an adult is no more than 6g (one teaspoon). It is important to check the amount of salt added to food before you add any extra yourself.
- If the packaging doesn’t display a nutritional panel, be wary.
- if the ingredients list contains any of the following ingredients, they are all carbohydrates so should be avoided or eaten sparingly: sugar, glucose, fructose, sucrose, dextrose, lactose, corn syrup, honey, fruit juice, fruit nectar, fruit syrup, starch, flour, rice flour, corn flour, maltodextrin.