Disregarding Serving Sizes from Bad Habits that Cause Weight Gain (And How to Break Them)

Bad Habits that Cause Weight Gain (And How to Break Them)

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Disregarding Serving Sizes

Even if you’re snacking on nutritious foods, if you’re not paying attention to portion size you could be consuming more calories than you think. “Even the healthiest of snacks can add more than a meal's worth of calories before you realize it,” says NASM certified personal trainer Kat Whitfield. Her healthy snack example: celery and peanut butter. “The celery may not contain many calories, but the peanut butter sure does. One tablespoon turns to two turns to three...before you know it you've eaten 360 calories in just one snack.”

How to Break It: Portion out your snacks and meals and put food packages away before eating so you’re not tempted to consume more than one serving size. 

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