1. PREMADE SMOOTHIES!
That premade or store-bought smoothie you think is so healthy may in fact have more calories than a cheeseburger! They can have as much as 650 to 1000 calories,
2. NUT BUTTERS!
Stick with options that have one to two ingredients; for example, PEANUTS OR PEANUTS AND SALT. Once you go beyond that, your health food has just become unhealthy.
For most (but not all), a teeny tiny amount of granola will give you a wallop of trans fats and sugar – both have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke – and calories. Plus, the portions are so small that we tend not to be satisfied with the initial bowl.
4. FAT-FREE SWEETS!
Fat-free cookies and cakes are deceiving. People think that “fat-free” means “calorie-free,” so they tend to eat more than usual. Further, the sugar replaces the fat in these products so you’re still getting a high number of calories.
5. FROZEN YOGUR!
IT seems so much better than ice cream. In the world of saturated fat, it is – but in terms of calories and simple sugars, they’re closer than you think. Once we load up the frozen yogurt with sugar- and fat-laden toppings, it’s pretty much equal to its ice-cream counterparts!
Most commercially sold bran muffins contain about 800 calories of pure sugar and fat, well above the calorie count of many traditional cake doughnut.
Read the nutritional information! It may stop you from making a huge diet mistake.
Many energy, fiber and protein bars are about 2 steps away from a candy bar! We’re often lured in by promises of high fiber or protein, but other than these added-in nutrients, there’s not much else. Want fiber and protein? Have some string cheese or an apple instead!
8. FROZEN DIET ENTREES!
Typically loaded with sodium. And while they may be be low in calories, they’re also low in nutrients (for example, refined grains may be used instead of whole grains).
9. TRAIL MIX!
Although healthy trail mix is possible (ones made with just nuts, some dark chocolate, and some dried apricots is one option), most of the versions we are buying at the store are loaded with candy-coated pieces, yogurt-covered raisins, sesame sticks and deep-fried banana chips.
10. SOUPED-UP DRINKS!
If they’ve got more than 1 to 2 ingredients, my advice is to skip it. Recent studies are linking artificial sweeteners with vascular events and even increases in metabolic syndrome.
When it comes to drinks, think simple – water, coffee, tea – and cheap!
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