Despite having zero or low calories, artificial sweeteners in diet sodas can potentially increase sugar cravings and lead to overeating other high-calorie foods.
Many granola bars marketed as healthy can be high in added sugars and calories, negating their potential benefits.
Low-fat or fat-free snacks often compensate for reduced fat content with higher sugar or artificial additives, making them calorie-dense and less satisfying.
Even 100% fruit juices can be calorie-rich and lack the fiber that whole fruits provide, leading to quicker consumption of calories.
While containing healthy nuts and fruits, trail mix can become high in calories if consumed in large amounts due to its dense nature.
Flavored yogurts often contain added sugars, offsetting the potential health benefits of probiotics and protein.
Many gluten-free alternatives like bread and pasta can be higher in calories and lower in fiber compared to their gluten-containing counterparts.