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Thursday, January 14, 2010

10 Diet Foods That Are Worse Than You Think

Fitness magazine posted this great article on facebook and I wanted to share the highlights.

Education is key to any weight loss effort.  Without this, you may fall victim to many of the food gimmicks claiming to aid in weight loss.

Here are a few examples..
Yogurt - low fat flavored yogurt can contain as much as 16 grams of sugar
Sugar-free Cookies and Candies - no sugar often means more fat
Trail mix - depending on the ingredients this can be high in (bad) fat and/or sugar
Veggie Chips - check the label, they're not much better than potato chips
Granola - high in calories
Sushi - watch out for mayo/cheese/fry
Smoothies - some contain hundreds of calories, lots of sugar and little to no protein and/or fiber
Diet drinks - this article says the artifically sweetened sweet stuff my cause other cravings
Fat-free Salad Dressing - your body needs some fat to digest veggies
Ground turkey - make sure it's extra lean otherwise it could be worse than ground beef

Check out the whole article here.

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