Interpreting FoodGauge Results

FoodGauge is a very straightforward application. Enter the nutrition label information into the calculator – fat, carbohydrates, fiber and protein in grams per serving for the serving sizes you plan to eat. Once you have entered all of the fields, press “calculate” and FoodGauge gives you the food’s numerical score at the bottom of the screen.

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Eat these foods freely. They are most likely to assist in weight loss. Remember that overeating multiple servings of even the highest rated foods may lead to weight gain.

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Eats these foods in moderation.

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Eats these foods sparingly. They will likely lead to weight gain.

One simple number can get you on the path to weight loss

This single score tells you what you need to know in order to make better eating decisions. Foods that are high in protein and/or fiber will rank highly. This includes:

  • Lean meats
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Nonfat cheeses
  • Vegetables
  • Low sugar fruits

Many high protein, low-carb entrees will also be highly rated. Foods that are high in sugars (carbs) and/or fat will be poorly rated. This includes:

  • Baked sweet products
  • Candy
  • Butters
  • Oils
  • Most cereal

Sticking to lean proteins, vegetables and fruits will assist in making proper choices.


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