You eat healthy so why are your clothes fitting the exact same way before you started a healthy lifestyle? It could be due to a few simple and supposedly "healthy" foods that are killing your diet.
Always read the food labels before putting them into your cart at the store. Stay far away from products that contain any of the following: hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, aspartame, other artificial sweeteners.
Here are 3 foods that can cause problems with your waistline:
Yes, hummus is better than dipping your veggies in Ranch dip. After all hummus is loaded with protein, heart healthy fats, and fiber. One tablespoon has 24.9 calories, 2.1 grams of carbs, and 1.4 grams of fat.
Hummus is not bad for you IF you control how much of it you eat A recommended serving since is two tablespoons. Have you ever ate only 2 tablespoons of the stuff? Probably not. An example of a serving size is dipping ONE carrot stick into hummus.
2. Commercial Granola
Yes, on it's own Granola has healthy grains and whole oats, but store bought granola can come with lots of preservatives, saturated fatty acids, and high fructose corn syrup.
A cup of granola that is prepared without extra fat and carbs is 400 calories. Add that to your breakfast and it makes your first meal of the day calorie heavy.
If you are only relatively active and really watching your waistline, that's going to be about half of the daily average calorie consumption recommended for women.
Eat it in small doses or avoid it completely. It's just not the best healthy breakfast choice.
3. Flavored Yogurt
Yogurt contain probiotics, which are great for gut health, but steer clear of anything other than plain yogurt. You can add your own fruit to make it sweeter. Do NOT use toppings or flavors because they are full of added sugars. Oh, and only eat GREEK YOGURT, it will fill you up because of the high protein content.
I understand it's hard when you are told to watch the healthy foods that you eat, right? Be aware of the food you choose to put into your body. The ingredients should be easy to understand and should only be a list of a few things.