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5 Diet Myths That Make You Gain Weight (Page 2)

Myth #1: As Long As You’re Eating Healthy Foods, Calories Don’t Matter.

Myth #1: As Long As You’re Eating Healthy Foods, Calories Don’t Matter.

Truth: Not necessarily. Whole-wheat pasta (or bread or, um, pie crust) has just as many calories as “regular.” Same goes for brown and white rice. Avocados, nuts and olive oil deliver heart-healthy fats—and significant calories. Red wine and dark chocolate are full of antioxidants, but if you indulge every day without accounting for their calories, you’re likely to gain weight. Upshot: Pay close attention to calorie counts of all foods (OK, maybe not plain steamed broccoli) so that “health halos” don’t lead your eating astray.
Related: What does a 1,500-calorie day look like?

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