Morning Quick Start

This is my quick breakfast for those crazy mornings! It takes 5 minutes from start to finish (quick clean-up, dry-up and put-up).
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 1/2c. Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop Unicity Complete (the BEST, I'm picky)
  • Blend all the ingredients together in a small mixer, BAM done.
total calories 315

Food Label "Overhaul" Proposed to Public

It is no secret (or it shouldn't be) that the current food label is confusing and many people have a hard time making sense of it. There have been no changes made to the format of the food labels appearance or content in about 20 years. Just a week ago the FDA, along with Michelle Obama, announced the proposal of new revisions and proposed two possible options. 

image via google search

My thoughts
I like the changes! I really like that "Added Sugars" is being taken into consideration! I wonder how this will affect all the great fruit juices that are on the market that provide such wonderful amounts of sugar antioxidents (*sacrasim)Now, consumers will be able to see what has actually been added to their food versus what is naturally occuring. 

At first I was leaning toward option one because it was bolder, easily caught my attention, was condensed in appearance and the CALORIES really pop out. But, the more I looked at the differences between the two, I think I like option 2 better. 

Proposal 2 adds a little bit of quick education that I think might really be helathpul for the average consumer. I like the addition of Quick Facts, Avoid to Much and Get Enough sections. It breaks it down into three simple facts: 
  1. This is what this food has to offer
  2. You don't want to eat to much of this (saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium & added sugars)
  3. You need to get more of this (fiber, vitamin D, calcium, potassium & iron)

Regardless of which proposal is chosen, I am happy that the label is being changed. I applaud the effort and know that for me personally, it will make teaching How to Read a Food Label a whole lot easier. More importantly, I think that this change will help to alleviate some of the initial shock or stress that occurs when we are attempting to make better lifestyle & diet choices. Will these changes fix our food woes, NO WAY. We still have many of issues with food production & ingredients, advertisement, individual product labeling, portion size and so on but this is a start.

Which option do you like best? Proposal 1 or Proposal 2

Do you like the changes? 

Is it easier to understand?

Do you think this will have any impact on the family diet?