6 Healthy Foods That Wreck Your Diet

Find out which foods are secretly fattening.

6 Healthy Foods That Wreck Your Diet

We all know that ice cream, cookies, and cake are major diet-offenders, but as it turns out there are tons of healthy foods that can also cause your scale not to budge. While some foods are nutritious on their own, when portion sizes get out of whack and too many toppings get added, a normally sensible meal can quickly turn ugly. Here are six healthy foods that may be wrecking your diet without you realizing it.

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Quinoa

Quinoa in its purest form is around 212 calories, has a low-glycemic index, and is full of fiber and protein. Where we run into trouble is when we order quinoa bowls at restaurants, which have too much cheese, dressing, and toppings and can often total 700 calories. To keep your quinoa healthy and diet-friendly, mix in cauliflower rice which has very few calories, and be mindful of your toppings.

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We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!