Hilary Duff Grocery Shopping

The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” works when grocery shopping, too. We’ve all seen those food packages, decked out in crazy fonts and bright colors, proclaiming that what’s inside is super “healthy” and hearty “fuel” to keep your body going. But is that really the case when the product is coated in chocolate? Celebrity trainer Jay Cardiello says that, sometimes, food labels lie!

“Words can have an immediate impact on what you purchase. Brands realize this and select words like ‘fuel,’ ‘fitness,’ and ‘healthy’ as a way to sell their product,” explains Jay.

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So where do the lies come in? Jay explains that all food is fuel, no matter how bad it is for you. It just might not be the kind you really want to put into your body.

“All food is part of fitness. Most food is healthier than a candy bar. Be cautious next time you food shop and don’t get caught in the label trap,” debunks Jay.

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