Find out which foods are secretly fattening.
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.
Did you know that a mango has the same amount of sugar as 34 gummy bears? While fruits have vitamins and fiber and the sugars are not metabolized the same way white sugars are, there are still some ways to hack your fruits so they can better fit into your healthy lifestyle. First, pair a fruit with protein so that your blood sugar levels stay steady. You can try Greek yogurt and strawberries, turkey and apple slices, or walnuts and blueberries. Next, eat the skin of your fruit so you can enjoy the fiber benefits instead of just juicing all of your fruits. Lastly, look for fruits that have less sugar, like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.