Eating to excess, even if it’s healthy food, can still lead to being overweight and the body feeling bloated and sluggish.
People tend to give themselves the freedom to indulge on things classified as ‘healthy’, but you should ALWAYS watch the quantity of food you eat.
In fact, some of our favourite ‘health’ foods actually become ‘unhealthy’ if we start having too much of them.
Here are 8 of the biggest culprits…
Whether it’s dried or regular fruit, it’s packed full of calories and concentrated sugars but it’s still a better alternative to a bag of lollies.
Some crackers are low in calories but they’re extremely easy to overeat because they are so moreish! Set out crackers on a plate so you don’t have too many!
While almond milk is a healthy alternative to cow’s milk, it is often very processed and may be high in sugar, so if you want to reduce your sugar intake perhaps try mixing water in your oats instead of almond milk or skipping it in some of your coffees.
Coconut oil contains nearly all saturated fat (and that’s not the good fat!) and it’s high in calories, so make sure you use it alongside olive oil as a healthier alternative.
It’s recommended as part of a healthy diet in moderation, but bingeing on wine is going to add fat to your tummy and make you feel hungover and bloated.
Wholemeal pasta, bread and cereal are great for your body and digestion, but it’s important you don’t over do it or be sure to burn off those carbs to stay on track and avoid too many calories and bloating.
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Like wholemeal pasta, brown rice can make you feel sluggish if overeaten. Try swapping rice for quinoa.
While a handful of nuts are a great high protein snack, many types – such as Brazilian nuts and peanuts – contain a lot of fat so just a few of these make a delicious and healthy snack!
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