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8. Read Food Labels
In addition to skimming the calorie counts, check the ingredients for these red flags: partially hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fats); the words enriched, bleached, or refined, which mean the flour used was stripped of its nutrients, and anything ending in -ose, which indicates sugar. When possible, put products that list these ingredients high on the label back on the shelf.

More From Dr. Oz Mehmet Oz, MD, hosts The Dr. Oz Show (weekdays; check listings). He can also be seen on Ask Oprah's All-Stars, new this month on OWN.
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