You would think that a smoothie made of fruits, vegetables, and little else would be a smart move on a diet, but that’s not always the case, says Ansel.
If your go-to smoothie joint serves fruit-packed blends or you make yours at home, it’s easy to go overboard, she says. “You wouldn’t sit down and eat five servings of fruit at one time,” Ansel says, “so why should you drink it?”
Those flavored fraps, mochas, and lattes you crave first thing in the morning aren’t going to help you get to your weight-loss goal any quicker. But that doesn’t mean you have to quit your caffeine addiction—you’ve just got to modify it, says Ansel.
“Observational research rather consistently shows that consumers of fat-free or 1 percent milk tend to gain more weight over time than those who consume whole, unsweetened milk,” says Ludwig.
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