Cutting back on junk is a must when you’re ready to shed a few pounds| but there are plenty of foods with good-for-you reputations that can mess with your progress if you’re not careful. This is a problem wellness consultant and nutritionist Dana Kofsky sees again and again with her clients; people don’t pay attention to portion control and eat oversize amounts of healthy foods without realizing. Dana is all about good fats and nutritionally dense foods| as long as the portions are in check! If you’re looking to lose weight| check out Dana’s recommended daily serving sizes for some of the most common (and delicious) healthy foods.
Almonds: 1/4 cup kernels (206 calories)Avocado: 1/4 large or 1/2 small fruit (80 calories)Banana: 1 small or 1/2 large fruit (61 to 89 calories)Dark chocolate: 1 ounce (138 calories)Nut butter: 2 tablespoons (202 calories)Olive oil: 2 tablespoons (238 calories)Pistachios: 1/4 cup kernels (171 calories)Quinoa: 1/2 cup| cooked (111 calories)Walnuts: 1/4 cup shelled halves (163 calories)Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Grace Hitchcock