From now on, look out for foods that are marketed as "natural, raw, organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, healthy" or just simply packaged well. Providers are often out to make money, not necessarily keep us healthy! Some products are great in terms of ingredients, but are so high in calories that they aren't even worth eating. Think of raw vegan treats; these are some of the most calorie dense snacks out there due to being so high in fat from nuts and coconut, and high in sugar from dates and organic sweeteners.
Whilst we say not to obsess over calories, this is where being mindful is important. You are seeking to be rewarded for the effort that you're putting into Move Well, not confused as to why nothing is working.
Whilst at Move Well we recommend a mostly gluten and dairy free diet, and actually do consume foods on this list, we are conscious of our choice of alternative or how much to consume. Here is a list of "healthy" foods, that when eaten too often or to excess, will be detriment to your goals!
- Coconut Yogurt (calories, fat)
- Bliss Balls (calories, fat, sugar)
- Vegan Cheese (calories, fat)
- Dates (calories, sugar)
- Granola (sugar)
- Smoothies (calories, fat, sugar)
- Nut Butters (calories, fat)
- Raw Slice (calories, fat)
- Nuts, Seeds, Chia Seeds (calories, fat)
- Gluten Free Pasta (same amount of carbs as normal pasta)
- Coconut Water (sugar)
- Protein Bars (calories, fat, sugar, preservatives &additives)
- Avocado on Toast (fat due to excessive servings)
As mentioned above, these are all HEALTHY foods and we are not recommending to avoid all together. Moderation is key. Eat well.