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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