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4 Healthy Foods you are Likely Overeating

4 Healthy Foods you are Likely Overeating

Just because a food is healthy does not necessarily mean that you can gorge on it without consequences.

The fact of the matter is that all foods contain calories, and too many calories consumed with ultimately lead to weight gain and excess fat being stored around your body.

This weight gain can be dangerous and will certainly raise the risk of developing numerous health conditions that could limit your life expectancy and the quality of your life.

If you want to lose weight then read on to discover some of these healthy foods that you are likely overeating.

#1: Tuna

While tuna is a good healthy choice most of the time you need to be careful how much of it you actually consume.

One problem is that the tuna found in tins is often stripped of its omega-3 fatty acids to make capsules or other supplements.

While this still leaves a high protein food, it is the omega-3s that make it so beneficial is missing.

Another issue with too much tuna in your diet is that it contains mercury, which can accumulate over time and can become toxic in your body.

#2: Dark chocolate

While dark chocolate is certainly a healthier version than its milk chocolate alternative. You should still use a little moderation when treating yourself.

Chocolate for weight lossIf weight loss is your aim then sitting down to a whole bar is certainly not recommended. Just stick to 2-3 squares.

#3: Nuts

Nuts are a healthy snack that you can eat between mealtimes to ward off hunger. Unfortunately while a small handful a day wont cause any issue we rarely stick to this meagre amount.

What will usually happen is that we will casually graze throughout the day, likely consuming 3 or 4x what we should consume.

Another issue, and one that I hope you don’t do is choose salted nuts that for obvious reasons are not the best choice.

#4: Smoothies

What could possibly be wrong with a smoothie I may hear you ask? It is after-all made from fruits and vegetables right?

Well, not always. Especially those you may find in your local cafe, which may contain added sugars.

Even those you make yourself may not be as healthy as you may think. Especially those made from yoghurt and milk.

A smoothie could contain as many calories as a large meal, which when consumed with a meal itself will quickly rack up the calories consumed.

I would suggest making your own and limiting the number of ingredients to just 2-3 per smoothie, also make sure you check the calorie value of those ingredients.

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