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Finding Hidden Calories in Your Diet

Finding Hidden Calories in Your Diet
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It’s a common complaint – you do your best to diet, yet the extra weight remains. One reason why losing weight can be so difficult is that we often underestimate the amount of calories in foods. Listed below are ten foods with a surprisingly high amount of calories.

Bagels: Bagels might not seem that unhealthy, but they can pack a caloric wallop. A bagel from Dunkin Donuts, for example, will typically have in excess of 300 calories, and that’s before you add in butter or cream cheese.

Muffins: They might be tasty, but be careful: muffins from popular coffee shops can feature roughly 300 to 600 calories a pop – and that’s without butter!

Cream Containers: You know those little creamers that help make coffee taste bearable? They contain about 20 calories apiece, which can quickly add up if you’re making multiple trips to the break room.

Cereal Bars: How many calories can be in just a tiny bar? Depending on what cereal bar you purchase, between 250 and 300, thanks to added sugars and fats.

Vitamin Water: On the surface, vitamin water sounds like a exceptionally healthy beverage option. The reality is often different; some bottles of vitamin water are loaded with over 300 calories.

Low Fat Yogurts: Low fat yogurts are obviously low in fat, high in protein and high in calcium. What’s not to like? How about the fact such products are frequently packed with sugar? Flavor-free Greek yogurt is probably a better option.

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