Don't get us wrong—these foods are healthy. But they can widen your waistline if you're not careful.
Sneaky diet saboteurs
Cutting the junk from your diet is the first step towards your healthy weight, But sometimes, the healthy foods you swap in are surprisingly high in fat and calories. That's why serving size matters—even when it comes to fruits, nuts, yogurt, and salads.
So stop sabotaging your diet, and follow our guide to 30 healthy—but sneaky—foods. You'll also get advice on diet-friendly swaps and serving sizes, making it easier to indulge in meals that are truly guilt-free.
This superfood is packed with good-for-you nutrients and antioxidants, as well as belly-filling fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. But if your goal is to lose weight, you'll need to watch your intake. Avocados are high in fat and calorically dense. One serving size is about 1/5 of an avocado, and clocks in at 50 calories, and a single avocado can deliver more than 350 calories. This means that the small bowl of guacamole you enjoy so much is more than a snack—it's actually getting closer to a whole meal.
People who consume moderate amounts of red wine (and other types of alcohol, too) may be at reduced risk for heart disease, Alzheimer's, certain types of cancers, and even weight gain. The key word: moderation. A 150ml (half a cup) serving is about 130 calories.
Get it guilt-free: Beware fishbowl-sized glasses, which make you more likely to overpour. Pour your wine into a measuring cup, and then dump it into your glass to see what a serving looks like in your glassware.
Nuts are packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin E, and fibre—but they're also high in calories. A quarter-cup of almonds, for example, contains 132 calories. It's all too easy to eat them by the handful, like popcorn.