How to Use the Fooducate App for Weight Loss

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Learn how to use the Fooducate app for weight loss and reading labels.

 

Fooducate App for Weight Loss

Fooducate App Overview

Today I’m going to share with you a program that I absolutely love. The Fooducate app.

I have been using this program for years now in my nutrition practice and I think it’s impacted a lot of lives. I use it personally for myself from time to time, too.

The Fooducate app can assist you in making healthier food choices so you can lose weight, reduce toxicity, and improve your health. If you’re reading this on your computer, you can pull up the desktop program. If you’re on your phone, you can download the Fooducate app.

You can use the Fooducate app to scan food labels, and it will pull up that specific product and provide detailed information about it. It has a very extensive database of food.

View The Fooducate Tutorial Below

Reading Labels is a Critical Part of Weight Loss

Learning how to read food labels is very important for many aspects of your overall health. Weight loss is much more than just calories in versus calories out. The quality of food is of utmost importance for natural weight loss.
 
When you’re eating artificial foods processed foods, it’s very toxic for your body. It’s very difficult for your liver to process and detoxify foreign chemicals.
 
When your liver becomes sluggish, that may lead to:
  • Weight gain
  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • GI issues

Avoiding Artificial Ingredients is Key

The Fooducate app is a helpful tool to guide you in determining healthier food options.

By avoiding artificial ingredients in your diet, you’ll make a switch to a natural diet and your metabolism will be on fire! If you’re ready to lose weight naturally making the switch to a clean diet is one of the best things that you can do.

I get it, when you’re in a rush, traveling, on the go, or just starved, it’s super easy to pick up a packaged food item. The key is to get in the habit of reading every food label not just for the calories, but for the actual ingredients.

That’s why the Fooducate app is a blessing because you can scan any food item to learn more about its actual ingredients.

Scanning Product Barcodes

The beauty of Fooducate is that you can scan a product barcode and receive a personalized nutrition grade. Once you scan a food label Fooducate reflects a rating from A to D. The rating is based on analyzed information found in the product nutrition panel and ingredient list.

Fooducate helps you to become an intelligent consumer and learn what’s in your food.

You’ll discover hidden ingredients like:

  • Excessive sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • MSG
  • Food colorings
  • Additives and preservatives
  • Artificial sweeteners

I generally recommend the free version, however, the premium feature shows GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

In the video above, I used Spam as an example.

Yes, that’s right! When I think of a heavily process food, I think of Spam. When I first downloaded the app, I was really like a kid in a candy store running down every aisle of the grocery store scanning items.

You can bet your bottom dollar the very first item I scanned was Spam! 

Spam Fooducate App Results

Spam got a D + and the red exclamation point explains why.

You can refer to the highlighted areas and learn about them by clicking on them.

Spam Fooducate App Explanations

 

 

The image below is what it looks like when you click on a drop-down arrow.

This explains what nitrites and nitrates are, and how they can affect your health. Then it provides resources of studies to back this information up. It does this for every area with a red explanation point.

As you can see, Spam is one of the worst products in the category.

Fooducate App Nitrates
 

Learn all about the ingredients in your diet.

Fooducate gives you the nutrition facts and the explanation points for ingredients. It even provides reputable resources. The most exciting part is that it lists alternative options!
 

Alternative Healthy Food Options

The Fooducate App lists alternative healthy food options so you can become an intelligent consumer. For example; a healthy alternative to Spam is Applegate Turkey Bacon.
 

Switching to a Whole Foods Diet

Now you can see how just how amazing the Fooducate app is in identifying hidden ingredients and switching to a Whole Foods diet.
 
I gave you a worst-case example, but I invite you to download the app and start scanning items in your fridge and pantry. Then you can create a list of healthier alternative solutions, clean out your kitchen, and hit the store to fill up on natural, whole foods. Fun, right!?
 
I hope that you have learned something new today. Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about Fooducate. Share this information, because the stronger that we can grow as more intelligent consumers, the better it is for all of us.
 
If you liked this blog, check out my Myfitnesspal app blog and learn how to track the nutrients in your diet.
 
Let me know if you have questions about using Fooducate. 

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