Nourish, Nutrition Advice

3 Surprising Foods That Pack on Pounds

September 18, 2012

If you consider yourself a healthy eater, you just may be surprised to learn the shocking foods that could make you gain weight!

1. Fruit-flavored yogurt

Some brands of this stuff can be packed with about 25 grams of added sugar and an extra 100 calories. Instead, choose plain, nonfat yogurt and add a few slices of fresh strawberries or a handful of fresh blueberries. Yes, a little more time and money but a lot healthier!

2. Breakfast cereal (even the allegedly healthy kind)

If you’re guilty of eating cereal straight from the box, stop. Even lower-calorie, high-fiber cereals can add up in calorie count when eaten by the non-portion-controlling handful. Instead, only eat cereal with your liquid of choice (coconut milk, skim milk, almond milk). Not only will it fill you up faster but you’ll be forced to create the correct portion size. Also – check out how much cereal you’re actually pouring in the bowl. Until you get used to what a normal size is (about 2/3 a cup) use a measuring cup–you’ll be surprised at how much less it is than your traditional over-pours.

3. Sushi

Well, really just sushi with rice. If you must have a “roll” opt for one with brown rice and even better — order it wrapped in cucumber.



Photo Courtesy: by El Ronzo

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