15. Energy Bars
Energy bars are commonly marketed as healthy snacks. However, they are not as healthy as you might think.
These snacks provide you with a fast boost of energy, but it comes from carbs and sugar. As a result, you get a spike of blood sugar and your energy will diminish again shortly.
Healthy choice: Choose low fat, whole grain bars. Or keep some other healthy snacks with you, like nuts or fruits.
16. Tuna Salad
Tuna is generally is a healthy choice. It contains a lot of protein.
But a typical tuna salad goes with mayonnaise, which is bad for your health. Just one table spoon will add 10 grams of fat and almost 100 calories to your meal.
Healthy choice: Use greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
17. Trail Mix
Trail mix is often accepted as healthy food. However, many producers add sugar and chocolate to otherwise healthy snack.
Healthy choice: Read ingredients list and make sure there is no added sugar.
18. Red Wine
Red wine is known for its health benefits. It is high in antioxidants which help to fight diseases.
But only moderate consumption of alcohol can be beneficial. Regular, excessive consumption of red wine or any other alcohol can lead to serious health problems.
Healthy choice: Limit your alcohol consumption. Watch out for those giant wine glasses, as they can trick you.
Nuts are a perfect source of protein, fiber and fatty acids. However, they also contain a lot of calories. A quarter cup of almonds contains over 130 calories.
Healthy choice: Measure your nut servings before eating.
20. Dried Fruits
Fruits are super healthy. They are loaded with vitamins and high in fiber and nutrients. The same applies to dried fruits.
Dried fruits, however, may be tricky. Because they don’t contain water, they are roughly 6 times denser than fresh fruits. That means that if you eat a cup of raisins, you will consume 6 times more sugar than eating a cup of fresh grapes.
Healthy choice: Similar to nuts, watch out how your servings of dried fruits. Limited portion is a one of the best solutions on the road to fat loss.