Learning to choose healthy

By Michelle Costanza

January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 12:20 AM EDT

Sayre, PA (WBNG Binghamton) With all the temptations cropping up on menus and store shelves, the struggle to eat healthy is a common fight among many. The Guthrie Weight Loss Center has options for those who want to get on the right track.

They offered a free seminar Thursday night.

"Its going back to basics. Many people haven't had a nutrition class since high school," said Guthrie Weight Loss Center's Bariatric Coordinator Mary Hutz.

While most attempt to watch what we eat, Hutz pointed out that many people would be surprised if they kept a food journal and logged everything that they consumed in a day.

The interactive seminar introduced macronutrients, the importance of reading nutrition labels, and portion size.

"Most people read the labels, but they are actually consuming more than one serving without even knowing it," said Hutz.

The class was capped at 50, but nurses at the seminar said that there is a need to reach more people.

Hutz said, "In general, people want to be healthy. They will make time for something like this because they want to see a difference in their lives."

The Guthrie Weight Loss Center plans to hold similar classes in the future.

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