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Myth: You Can Eat All You Want, as Long as It's Healthy

Truth: Healthy foods still contain calories, sugar, sodium, and fat.

Whole-wheat bread and pasta, nuts and nut butters, avocado, dried fruits, oatmeal, fresh-pressed juices — all these foods are healthy, but they're not void of calories. In fact, they're actually quite high — half an avocado is 161 calories and 18 cashews is 163 calories. This means you can't mindlessly spoon into a jar of peanut butter just because it's good for you — one tablespoon will run you 105 calories. Counting calories and watching portions is still important, even when eating nutritious foods.

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