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Wait, I thought all of these foods were healthy?

Well, they are. But as I learned the hard way, healthy foods have calories, and if you want to lose weight, healthy calories count too.

Now before anyone goes crazy here, let me start off by saying, I am not saying you shouldn’t eat any of these foods. As a matter of fact, I love all of these foods, and yes, they are all healthy, but if you have been struggling to lose weight, you might want to take a look at how much of these foods you are eating and how they fit into your nutrition guidelines.

I think you might go wrong when you assume that because something is deemed healthy, it’s not necessary to worry about calories. I made that mistake for years. If you were to look at my diet over the course of 25+ years, I ate super healthy. For the most part, only healthy foods.

And on the surface, this sounds great. And in many ways it is, but there were two HUGE errors I made:

1. I didn’t keep track of how much of those healthy foods I was eating. Especially almonds, açaí bowls (and similar), and oils.

2. I ONLY ate “healthy” foods. Hardly anything else. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was incredibly restrictive. I was setting myself up for failure.

No matter how healthy the foods you choose are, you cannot lose fat unless you are in a calorie deficit. And, if you are like me, you could actually gain weight by eating what looks like an incredible healthy diet.

For years, I sat there thinking I was doing everything right. I was eating “healthy” but still not losing weight. I was extremely frustrated and just wanted to quit. The turnaround started to happen when:

I became aware of how much I was eating. I started by just writing down everything single thing I put into my mouth. Then I started tracking the calories. It was truly eye opening.

Look, enjoy these incredibly healthy foods, just be mindful of the calories you are consuming. It co