This change in nutrition labels was much needed, read about it in detail here:
I, obviously, learned the little tips and tricks of labels long-ago. So, it's not going to change the way I eat, but it's going to make it a lot easier.
For example, they are getting more real about portion sizes. A bottle of soda will be a serving size (not that I drink soda) and I think that applies to most other drinks too, so a bottle will be a serving size, not half the bottle or a third of the bottle. Also, a serving of ice cream is now going to be a cup instead of half a cup, which the government admits most people do not eat half a cup of ice cream. Just less math I have to do in my life!
I wonder if it really will make a difference to what people by. I'm not sure about that. But at least will have to be really real about what it is they're consuming. Right there, and huge black lettering, will be the calories you consume.
The other change I really like is that they're going to add a line for added sugars. So you will be able to very easily distinguish, without reading the ingredients, between natural sugars that occur in the food and added sugars that the manufacturers put in. For me, that's great because I can just scanned that line and if there's any added sugars in that line, I don't have to go on - I'll just put it back.
I'll still maintain my usual habits of buying whole foods that don't have labels for the most part, but some food I buy does have labels, and I like that they have to be a little more forthright and obvious now.
Through a lot of practice, I don't buy anything I don't mean to buy, meaning there's no hidden sugars or chemicals or anything I don't want. But it took a lot of work. And a lot of me being very careful the time. That's not the same way everybody works. So this makes it easier for other people, too, to be realistic about what the reading, I'm happy.
Not much going on for me today. Same old, same old. It's very, very, cold out. So I will bundle up later on in the day and take the dog out for his walk. But, ohhhhhh, do I dread it.
Alright, coffee time!
Edited to add: weighed in at 121!