21. Nut butters
Certain nut butters pack tons of sugar and sometimes even high fructose corn syrup. Make sure to read the label and look for varietes with just nuts (and maybe a bit of oil and salt). Plus, although nuts in general are a healthy snack, they’re still fatty and it’s key to manage portion size if you’re looking to lose weight. “Nuts, nut butters, and avocados are all great stuff, but since these healthy foods are high in fat, the calories add up fast. Remember, 1 gram of fat is 9 calories as compared to 1g of protein or carbohydrate (both 4 calories). Many people I counsel in my office are eating these good/quality foods, but their portions are too large,” says Lemond.
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