We attribute soda, candy, baked goods, and chips as things that will make us fat. But when people diet, they often think that some healthy foods won’t impact their midsection. The truth is there are some exceptionally good food choices that when enjoyed in moderation are fine. But they can cause you to pack on the pounds.
Avocado is a super fruit full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and even fiber. While it’s great for you, it also contains 350 calories in the average piece. That’ll add up quickly when you slice one up on a salad.
Nuts are also good for you and low carb diets often recommend you eat them. But while they have Omega 3, protein, Vitamin E and Fiber, they also contain 132 calories in a single serving. That means you can easily eat enough to ruin a decent day at the gym in a matter of minutes.
Tuna salad is a dieter’s downfall. Yes, tuna is great for you! There is tons of protein, and just a few calories and grams of fat. But when you turn that tuna into a salad full of mayo, eggs, and other ingredients you begin to pack on the calories and fat.
Speaking of fish, there are people who now swear that sushi is great for dieters. It is after all just raw fish and rice. The problem is that the rice has a ton of carbs in it. Plus many sushi dishes also contain tempura, mayo, cream cheese, and soy. While they individually likely won’t add up to much, if you get anything beyond sashimi, you’re eating hidden calories, fat, and carbohydrates.
Veggie products are another new way people are killing their diet efforts. Veggie burgers, tofu nuggets, and other items promise all the flavor of your favorite meal with the protein. The problem is that they are also chocked full of calories and carbohydrates. This can be as much as 1,000 calories in some brands.
While eating healthy is important, it is critical you do so with a sensible head on your shoulders. The key is eating the right foods in moderation and paying attention to nutritional values on packaging.