How to Read Food Labels for Weight Loss

The label's calories and nutrients are based on this serving size. Avoid underestimating your calorie consumption by comparing it to your real intake.

Serving Size

Check serving calories. You must track your daily calorie intake to reduce weight.


Choose nutritious foods reduced in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars.

Nutrient Content

Daily Value (%DV): %DV represents nutritional contribution in a portion of food for a daily diet.

4. % Daily Value (%DV)

Check the ingredient list for added sugars, which can increase calorie intake. Sugar can be called sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, or agave nectar.

Watch for Added Sugars

Monitor salt, especially if managing blood pressure. Choose low-sodium foods.

 Check Sodium Levels