Fat Trap #1: Sugar-Free Cookies
Often enough, sugar-free cookies contain the same or more fat as the original recipes. While a serving of cookies my have 0 grams of sugar, it can just as easily contain 9 grams of fat.
Slim Strategy: Try Graham Crackers
If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, nosh on graham crackers. The crunch and subtle sweetness can quell the need to seek out other diet-destroying desserts. Graham crackers have almost a teaspoon of sugar less per serving than other cookies, and only contain about 1 gram of fat.
Fat Trap #2: Veggie Chips
Essentially, a potato chip is born of a deep-fried vegetable, so veggie chips are no better than regular chips. A small bag of vegetable chips can have about the same amount of calories (150) and fat (9 grams) as a small bag of chips. In addition, manufacturers mask potato or corn flour-based chips with food coloring to pass them off as veggie chips.
Slim Strategy: Try Baked Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Get that salty, crunch from tortilla chips. Pair a serving (12 chips) with ½ cup of store-bought or homemade salsa and you’ll get a full serving of vegetables. This snack weighs in at a little more than 150 nearly fat-free calories. Just be sure to watch the sodium content.