High Calorie Foods
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It’s not just the boxes with cartoons on them that are filled with heaps of added sugar. Avoid cereal with dried fruit, nuts, and honey clusters, as these ingredients add sugar and fat content, says Krieger. (Video: Foods That Pack a Secret Sugar High) Also be aware of portion sizes, the type of milk you choose, and other toppings, like sugar or honey. “Anything that has 200 calories for 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup could easily become a 500-calorie bowl of cereal,” says Krieger. Try shredded wheat with nonfat milk as a low-cal morning meal and use a measuring cup when filling up your cereal bowl to avoid overeating, she suggests.