Some foods, even though considered very healthy carry loads of calories in a very small amount of food. We call these calorically dense foods and if your diet is comprised of a bunch of them, you can easily gain weight even without eating "a lot" of food.
Here are some "healthy" examples of calorically dense foods:
1. GRANOLA - especially thie varieties mixed with nuts can pack as many as 500 calories per cup!
2. PASTA - a moderate 1.5 cups of most pastas yield more than 60 grams of carbs and almost 350 calories.
3. AVOCADO - avocado is awesome and a great source of monounsaturated fat, but one single avacado is over 300 calories and 30 grams of fat
4. NUTS AND NUT BUTTERS - nuts are super healthy, but one of the most calorically dense foods around. A few ounces could mean 400+ calories
5. FRUIT JUICE AND SMOOTHIES - all fruit juices are loaded with sugar and so are most "smoothie" shop smoothies (make your own with whole fruit)
6. DRIED FRUIT - dried fruits remove the water content which dramatically decreases volume...what's left is high in sugar and very calorically dense
7. "WHOLE WHEAT" BREADS - even the 100% whole wheat variety can pack a mean calorie punch if you're eating a lot of grains as a part of your diet
8. WHOLE GRAIN BAGELS - a large "deli" bagel is loaded with carbs and calories, many times over 400 calories in a single bagel
This is your FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
from: Joel Marion's transformation insider
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