Skip packaged foods
For anyone trying to lose weight, cutting down consumption of added sugar is essential. One way to do it: eat clean. That means focusing your diet on whole foods—like lean meats, veggies, and fruits—and working to eliminate artificial and processed foods (read: anything that comes in a wrapper or box).
12 Food-Industry Tricks That Undermine Clean Eating
Trying for an all-natural diet? A lot happens to your food before it hits your plate.
Are you supermarket smart?
The process of getting that apple on your plate sounds simple enough: farmer picks apple, apple gets loaded on a truck and shipped off to the grocery store where it lands in your cart. Well, not quite. In fact, your food goes through a lot to make it to you, from being treated with antibiotics to getting a chlorine bath and a wax coating. Many of these steps are no big deal (and we want to silence any fears you may have about them), but some are bad for your health and others huge money wasters. Here are a dozen things that are happening to your healthy food before you take a bite.