How to Read a Food Label | The Monthly Fix

How to Read a Food Label | The Monthly Fix

The Monthly Fix is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, Ultimate Portion Fix, created by Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese. Learn more about The Monthly Fix.


In the June Topic Video for The Monthly Fix, Autumn does a deep dive into how to read a food nutrition label.

Reading a food label and understanding what’s on it can help you choose the foods that fit your healthy eating plan.

At first glance, a food label can look a little intimidating, but it’s actually easy to understand once you know what to look for.

Autumn breaks down an example food label, focusing on serving size, percentage of daily value, and the ingredient list and explains what each section means.

Here are some of the food label facts that Autumn covers:

  • The ingredient list isn’t random; the ingredients are listed in order of how much of that ingredient is in the food.
  • Sugar can “hide” under many different names, like “dextrose,” “sucrose,” and “high-fructose corn syrup.”

Knowing what’s in your food, how much of an ingredient is in your food, and the percentage of daily value will help you make informed choices when you’re shopping for food and help you balance your eating throughout the day.

For more information on how to curb your cravings and make the principles of portion control work for the long-term, sign up for The Monthly Fix and check out the June Topic Video.

With The Monthly Fix, there’s an array of resources and tools to help you succeed: educational videos, expert interviews, recipes, and of course, the Portion Fix Exclusive Community, so you’ll never be alone on your weight-loss journey.