There are two types of calories listed on all food labels: total calories and calories from fat. The total calories tell you how many calories are in one serving of the food item – be sure to multiply the total calories by the number of servings you’ve eaten.

Being overweight can contribute to elevated blood sugar levels. If you are overweight, consult with your physician or dietitian about a healthy calorie level to help you lose weight.

Tip: Try to choose foods that do not have most of the calories coming from fat.


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