Have you changed your diet, started an exercise plan, and you still gain weight? Chances are, the foods you think are healthy really aren’t and it’s ruining your diet plan!
Even if it says something like “organic,” “harvest,” or “natural” on the box, almost all granolas are fattening. One small serving can have 420 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 26 grams of sugar.
A better choice is muesli, which doesn’t have any added oil. and it’s usually sweetened with fruit and not sugar.
They’re healthier than chips, but that doesn’t mean they’re actually heatly for you. A three-ounce serving has about 320 calories and over 1,700 milligrams of sodium. As long as you don’t cover it with butter and salt, popcorn is a better choice.
Some people think it’s a grain and sure, grains are good for you. But couscous is actually a pasta. You would get more fiber, protein, and flavor in bulgur, which is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern food.
#4.) Tuna Salad-
In general, fish is good for you, but mayonnaise obviously isn’t. And a four-ounce serving of tuna salad has about 10 grams of fat and over 200 calories.
If it’s solid white albacore, it’s also high in mercury. “Chunk light” tuna is better because it’s made from smaller fish.
Here’s what we do at my house, mix the tuna with mustard, lemon pepper, a dash of garlic powder, chopped onion and celery, and a tsp of relish. Sounds odd, I know, but it is fantastic!
#5.) Brown Sugar-
When something is brown instead of white, it’s usually better for you. But brown sugar is only brown because it has molasses in it, which means more sugar.
#6.) Canned Fruit-
Harley Pasternak says to avoid all canned fruit, because it’s the least healthy way to eat it. It lacks nutrients, has added sugar, and less fiber soaked in all that syrup.
#7.) Bran Muffins-
They’re always full of sugar and most have over 400 calories and 20 grams of fat. Then if you put butter on it, it’s even worse.
#8.) Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter-
The most popular brands of peanut butter are made with the same type of sugar they use in cake frosting. When they take out the fat, they just add more sugar to compensate for taste. So, less fat=more sugar.
#9.) Fruit-Flavored Yogurt-
Non-fat Greek yogurt is good. But, most of the stuff they sell at the grocery store has a ton of added sugar and around 80 calories from fat per serving.
#10.) Turkey Bacon-
Pretty much any kind of bacon or sausage is bad for you because it’s filled with fat, salt, and nitrates. Even if it’s made of turkey. Instead, try Canadian bacon, it’s leaner than most turkey bacon.