3. 100 Calorie Snack Packs
Single-serving snack packs are convenient options for people who have a hard time controlling their portions. When it comes to calories and nutrients, though, they’re not better than other choices. Instead of relying on processed, pre-packaged snack packs, you can create your own with serving-size baggies.
2. Bran Muffins
Anything containing bran must be healthy, right? After all, bran lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. As beneficial as bran is, it loses its value when it’s part of an oversized, calorie-packed muffin. The pre-packaged bran muffins found in grocery stores and big box stores are chock full of saturated fats, sodium, and sugar — making the bran muffin as unhealthy as a large cupcake!
1. Sports Drinks
Sports drinks seem like a healthy choice because the words “sports” and “drink” connote a sense of athletic health. The truth is that sports drinks are meant to replenish electrolytes after a workout. These drinks are not meant for regular consumption at every meal. Sports drinks contain sugar, dyes, and sodium that can sidetrack a healthy diet.
If your diet isn’t progressing the way you think it should, it could be due to the deceptively healthy food that you’re eating. To ensure your diet stays on track, pay close attention to portion sizes and food content. If your food seems too good to be true, it probably is!