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iVillage.com: 15 Hidden Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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Reason #3: You Choose “Healthy” Processed Food



How often do you eat a nutrition bar as a snack rather than to fuel a workout? If it’s often, you could be downing 400 or more calories without realizing it. Although touted as healthy, many nutrition bars are no better than a candy bar. If you use them for fuel, choose carb-loaded bars for aerobic exercise and protein bars for weight training. If you eat them in the normal course of your day, choose 100-calorie bars for a snack and 350-calorie bars for a meal (and don’t combine with them other high-calorie foods) and avoid bars with trans fats.

Solution: Eat whole- food snacks, like sliced apple and peanut butter, and reserve bars for emergencies.

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