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These 3 Foods Can Secretly Be Ruining Your Diet

The moment we make the choice to live healthy lives and ditch junk food we then become bombarded with a slew of healthy foods to choose from. From energy bars and energy drinks to smoothies and trail mixes, you may think that you're making smart choices that will help trim down your waist but in reality a lot of these so called “healthy” foods may be ruining your diet especially if not eaten in moderation. So next time you take a trip to the grocery store think twice before picking up these under cover diet ruiners.


Granola
Granola is one of the most popular foods people like to add to their diets when they think about loosing weight. Although there may be healthy granola recipes out there most granolas are made with lots of butter and oil which contains a ton of fat. Also most granola mixes are packed with a ton of sugar additives and high fructose corn syrup. The calorie count per serving of oatmeal will also in most cases put us over the amount of calories we need given such small serving sizes. So avoid granola at all cost if you can. For an alternative try a tablespoon of chia seeds for that additional texture and fiber.

Smoothies
This is a big one as smoothies are a go to on the go quick treat that most people deem healthy. Avoid spending lots of cash on smoothies at smoothie shops or grocery stores that are in most cases made with fruits from concentrate, fruit syrups and added sweeteners which pack a ton of sugar and quickly become a calorie-loaded dessert rather than a health beverage. Focus on making your own smoothies at home which you have control over. Pack your smoothie with green veggies first like kale or spinach and add a “sprinkle” of fruit like fresh pineapple or blueberries.

Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a delicious post workout treat for most because of the protein and carbs but if you’re not careful you could end up consuming way more fat than you need due to the naturally high fat content found in nuts. Also, lots of peanut butters have added sugar and palm oil which add to the fat content and calorie content making this a treat that could definitely set you back on your diet. So be careful because several spoonfuls of this treat can end up causing you a ton of calories! All in moderation is the key!

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