9 Healthy Foods That Can Cause Weight Gain

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