Reading Food Labels

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 Program has been designed to make losing weight as easy as possible and that means no tedious Calorie-counting or points system. However, it can be beneficial to understand food labels, particularly if you want to make smarter food choices in future and have a better understanding of what you're putting in your body.

Saturated Fat

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.

Carbohydrates

Celebrity Slim works by regulating Carbohydrate intake. Therefore it is important to choose foods and snacks with less than about 5-8 grams or less of carbohydrate content per 100g. The lower the carbohydrate content, the better.

Salt/Sodium

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.

Quick Tips:

  • 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.

8 Reviews

Shannan1976

Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

The thing I am unsure of on food labels is the energy or kilojoule row.. On average, how many kj's should we be consuming a day for weight loss? I am now on the program (3kgs in week one!), but now that I am reading extra labels all the time (out of curiosity for the rest of the household), I'm not sure of the figure I should be looking at for the down the track when I am maintaining my weightloss.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks :)

Kim F

Sun Dec 9, 2012 at 9:31 am

I am just about to start my 1st week on celebrity slim. On the container it states that I should have 3 shakes a day for the first week, however it does not show having the snacks. Is it ok for me to include the snacks for the first week??

Celebrity_Slim_Expert

Wed Nov 7, 2012 at 6:14 am

Hey MickyC, While this might seem somewhat contradictory, there's actually good reasoning behind this! Essentially Celebrity Slim has been developed to make losing weight easier to manage, without a load of hard work involved and without it becoming a chore. To this end, we've developed our products to contain the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates to sustain your daily needs, in conjunction with a healthy balanced meal and snacks. Celebrity Slim is a moderate carbohydrate Program (not a no, or low-carb Program), because it's important to get a balance of carbohydrates in your diet - but getting the balance right so that you're consuming few enough to still lose weight can be tricky. (When your carbohydrate stores get topped up to high, the body uses this as its fuel source, rather than burning fat.) That's why we've designed the majority of your daily carbohydrate needs to be fulfilled by our shakes (or soups or bars). That way, you can easily stick to the straightforward guidelines of avoiding high carb foods like rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, cereal etc. and lose weight, whilst still getting all of your daily nutritional requirements. We hope that clarifies things for you!

MickyC

Sun Oct 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

You say we should look for foods that have 5-8 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams - yet a Celebrity Shake has about 30 grams of carbohydrates to 55 grams. Can you please explain this a little further. Thanks!

Celebrity_Slim_Expert

Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 5:10 am

Glad you're enjoying the program and seeing good results, Shaz! You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work!

positiveshaz

Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 5:36 am

My hubby is diabetic so reading the labels on the back' like suggested is very beneficial' I have been on Celibrity Slim for one week only just reading labels, drinking water' having my shakes, snacks and a well balanced meal, walking for half an hr, and have lost 3kg, and i am very proud of myself, Thankyou - Celebrity Slim

lilelmo_17@hotmail.com

Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

No this is helpful, I never got what the labels meant, but now I am sure than ever :)

Camsmum18

Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 1:55 am

great tips will be looking at labels from now on

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