One example is my patient who "forgot" that she snacks on cheese and crackers with her glass of wine nightly. Breakfast-good. Lunch- good. Her dinner was so-so...but the snack BEFORE dinner was loaded with calories. Because, let's face it folks, you do not just have one or two pieces of cheese and crackers...you have 20. Be honest.
Now, let's talk about yogurt. I love yogurt. LOVE IT!! BUT...and that's a big BUT...I always eat a Greek yogurt that has a lot of protein too. Why? Because both kinds (plain, non-Greek and Greek) do have a lot of sugar. The only way for me to stay full is to have a breakfast with protein, and let's face it, the regular yogurt is all sugar and no protein.
|Watch out for these hidden calories!!|
To keep it simple, do a calorie log. Do it for a few days. Do not change anything you typically eat. But just write it down and look up by the box or by google how many calories you are eating each day...it may (and likely will!) surprise you!