Body Building Food Guide – Awareness on the Deceiving Food Labels

One major factor in body building is proper food intake. Therefore for bodybuilding aspirants, it is very important to have a close supervision on proper diet. With the present food technology, plenty of food items displayed in the supermarket shows claims on being the healthiest product with its zero sugar, low calorie, zero fat or fat free labels. These are likely what majority of the consumers do when going to the groceries and when buying processed products. This is actually a good move since this is one way of ensuring that you are taking nutritious and healthy foods. However, if you only do further assessments you may be able to see that not all claims are trustworthy. Let’s discuss each one of the most common food processed food statements.

  • Zero Fat. This is commonly seen on sweet items like cookies and dairy products. That is actually fine and very well if you don’t closely look on its nutritional information. Plenty of these products are indeed showing “zero fat” labels but try to look closely on the sugar content it gives per serving. Never thought of it do you?
  • Zero Sugar. Try to check the label of itemsĀ with zero sugar labels. More likely you will observe that majority of them may have zero sugar but high in fat content. Some food item may also deceive you by showing zero sugar and 1 gram of fat in every serving. However, make sure to check the serving size. Imagine how much fat you will get if its serving size is as little as 1 tablespoon. Say you are to consume 8 tablespoons, and then you are going to ingest 8 grams of fats as well!
  • Low Calorie. Food items should only have 40 calories or less before it can be considered as “low calorie”. For most bodybuilders, this may not be an issue since for them; every calorie has to be of a top quality. The “low calorie” statement is very deceiving especially when you failed to check the serving size. The “low calorie” will defeat its purpose if the serving size is too small. Like the Zero sugar and Zero fat issue, imagine how much can you get for each volume of food item.


So now that you know, it is needless to say to beware. When you go to a grocery for a shopping, beware of the deceiving food claims and labels. It is safer to stick on buying food items are more likely fresh and near to its natural state. Be aware of your bodybuilding gains. Keep posted on the food that you eat your fat intake, and many more.