6 Deceitful Foods That Can Cause Weight Gain

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Now that you’re officially over your hangover and ready to go forward with a new year’s resolution, it’s time to get serious. Getting rid of that spare tire formed out of a regimen of holiday cookies and spiked eggnog takes some will power. Even though many people will sign up for new gym memberships in 2014, not everyone will drop the pounds they want to lose. There has been a long-time debate about what matters most in the process of weight loss: diet or exercise?

Different nutritionists, personal trainers and doctors all have conflicting opinions. One thing is for sure: eating healthy is a key element for looking and feeling good, but looks can be deceiving nowadays. Many dieters believe they’re being mindful of their calorie intake when they scarf down certain foods, but they could just be contributing to the problem. Here are six deceitful foods that can cause weight gain.

6. Starchy Vegetables

Though they are considered high-quality carbs because of vitamin and fiber content, starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn need to be eaten in moderation if you’re watching your figure. Starch is important for parts of your body, as long as you don’t eat it excessively. It can raise your blood sugar levels and the veggies have a lot more calories than non-starchy ones. So leafy greens like spinach and lettuce as well as portions of carrots and mushrooms would be a better bet to keep off the pounds while giving you loads of potassium and calcium.

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