It’s no secret that healthy foods can expand your waistline when you consume too much. And while weight is definitely a concern, too much of certain foods can also negatively affect your health in other ways. “Our bodies are made for variety," says Angela Lemond, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "That is the fallacy of fad diets. There is a tendency to overdo one food or completely eliminate an entire food group.”
Resist the temptation to go all-or-nothing with your diet and work toward building a better balance. Start by practicing portion control when it comes to the following foods.