5. Trail Mix
Trail mix can be a great source of protein, fiber,and healthy fats. But, it’s also a source of lots of calories, says Danielle Cushing, RD, LDN, CNSC. “If you eat a couple of “handfuls” of trail mix, you’re quickly wrecking your weight loss attempts.”
What to eat instead: Cushing recommends making your own trail mix at home: “Minor changes can make a big difference!” Start with lightly salted nuts and add natural dried fruit. Skip the chocolate and add in a low-calorie cereal or grain. “The cereal will allow you to have a much larger portion for the same amount of calories as typical store-bought trail mix,” Cushing points out.