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Old October 7th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Are you the type of person that reads over the labels of drinks and food to see what kinds of healthy or real versus artificial ingredients it has in it? If it lacks a certain percentage of 'real' ingredients, do you decide against purchasing it?
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Old October 7th, 2012, 01:23 PM
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No not at all, Sunny D may have like 5% juice, but it still tastes good haha. Definitely the wrong mentality, but I'll worry about my diet when health starts to become a problem.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 02:06 PM
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No. I actually don't read the labels at all. Oops!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Yeah, I read them, but I'm not a stickler for them. I have plenty of "bad" snacks and stuff like that in my cupboard.
Some stuff that tries to market itself as being good for you or "organic and better" isn't necessarily so, so.. I am just skeptical about it anyways.

>_> Like that damn Jordan's cereal.. wtf I thought it was supposed to be good for you.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I eat healthy when I can, but I'm in America right now, I don't have the time to decide what food I'll eat based on the number of real ingredients it has, no one here does!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Before I was diagnosed with Diabetes (Type II) I didn't really care about the labels at all. Now I tend to focus on the amount sugar (which I'm not suppose to eat foods with tons of it) and the grams of fat (I'm suppose to only eat about 42 grams of fat per day, less better).

I'm only 26 years old, so I still eat a lot of the fried foods (like Jalapeño Poppers, and Onion Rings) and fast food (like Arby's, KFC, Burger King) - I'll probably die young with clogged arteries.

I mostly eat Seafood, so doctor says to try and avoid Oysters and Mussels the most.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I hardly check the labels. I automatically assume everything I eat is junk... .-. It shouldn't be the way I do things, but ugh, I really don't care right now. I'll pay for it years down the line instead.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 05:09 AM
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I don't care very much, and I don't have to, tbh. I have a speedy metabolism, as does the rest of my family, so I don't have to worry as much as other people.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 05:46 AM
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I don't care very much, and I don't have to, tbh. I have a speedy metabolism, as does the rest of my family, so I don't have to worry as much as other people.
That's all well and good for your outer image but it doesn't stop your arteries from getting clogged, or other health risks that come along with eating junk food.

As for me, I read labels like there's no tomorrow. It's become natural instinct for me to want to know what I'm putting my body before I consume it.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:37 AM
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I only read them because I need to know if I can have it due to allergy.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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I read the packaging for ingredients rather than the amount of sugar, fat, etc. I don't eat certain things because of my vegetarianism so if I have any doubts about a food I check the label.

Sometimes I'll look at the other stuff, but usually it doesn't affect what I eat. I eat fairly healthy as it is so I don't worry about it.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 05:14 AM
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When I was on Weight Watchers I read the labels all the time. There was this little calculator thing they gave you where you looked at the amount of kilojoules and the amount of saturated fat and it'd tell you how many points that thing was worth.

Now I don't read labels at all. It drove me insane - it was great for the purpose, but now that I'm not overweight anymore I don't see the need in obsessively monitoring what goes into my body.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Most of the time I don't read the labels. But when I'm alone, eating a snack, and I have nothing to do, I read it. I like to pronounce the weird names for the food stuff they put in. Like 'epigallocatechin' or 'epigallocatechingallate' stuff like that.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I look for what ingredients are listed first and I look at the carb count
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Old October 13th, 2012, 11:58 PM
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I thoroughly read over all packaging to know what I am consuming. I usually avoid things with msg and/or artificial sweeteners. I don't really have a problem with a bit of artificial colour/flavour now and again though.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:12 AM
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I don't really go shopping for food, so I don't decide hat we buy.

HOWEVER, I do check the labels of drinks and things. Mainly I do this to make sure it doesn't have gelatin, (as I'm vegetarian) but I'll also just check to see what is in it.

Sometimes I won't eat or drink something if it has a TON of chemicals and corn syrup. :/
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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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When it comes to food, I have an odd habit of checking the amount of protein grams before eating it. I think my perpetuation in muscle building lately has made me a little obsessed about little things..
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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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I never pay attention to the labels, really. If it tastes good and doesn't make me feel sick, I'll eat it. Really bad mentality here, but idc.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Nope, never look at labels. Whatever tastes good is what I eat or drink.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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I don't care what's in it as long as its nutritional values are alright. I usually look at them before I buy food but I never really look at the ingredients list unless I'm scanning it for something I'm allergic to. I just use common sense to tell me what's really bad for me and avoid that - otherwise it's just down to the nutritional values rather than the ingredients list.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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I know it's really bad, but even if I notice there is something really bad in the ingredients portion [like TBHQ, a preservative], I tend to still eat it. >x<;;
I only check the labels of things I'm really interested in eating/drinking, although it doesn't really change my perception. It's more curiosity than anything else. owo;;

I never had much choice in what I had to eat while growing up, so I learned to just eat what I've got as horrible as that is. .w.;
And it was mostly cheap food with preservatives and artificial ingredients up the wazoo, by the way.

.... Pretty sure my arteries are already on the way to Clogville. Woops. OTL
Is it appropriate to throw a "yolo" in there...? >///>;
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Old October 20th, 2012, 01:07 AM
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I need to read over ingredient lists, but only to check whether the food has something I'm allergic to. As far as healthy/organic stuff, I'll just say that I'm the type of guy who would gladly eat at McDonald's every day if I could afford it, and that should be a hint as to how much I care about whether something is healthy. For me, taste is king, and whatever they need to put in it to make it taste good is fine by me!

But there's something intriguing about foods with a lot of fancy sounding ingredients in it. It's like a chemistry lesson on the back of every package
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Old October 20th, 2012, 01:10 AM
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I never look at the labels of my food/drink. Only if I'm really really bored, I just read them for the sake of reading them, not because I'm worried about what my body is absorbing. XD
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