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Ten foods considered light that would actually make you fat

Granola: Often high in added sugars and fats, it can contribute to weight gain if consumed in excess.

Smoothies: Store-bought versions may contain added sugars and high-calorie ingredients that can lead to weight gain if not portion-controlled.

Trail Mix: The combination of dried fruits, nuts, and sometimes chocolate can make it a calorie-dense snack choice.

Flavored Yogurt: Flavored varieties may contain added sugars, increasing calorie intake.

Energy Bars: Some energy bars can be calorie-dense due to high sugar or fat content.

Veggie Chips: Despite their name, they can still be high in calories and fats due to the frying process.

Gluten-free Products: While necessary for those with gluten intolerance, some gluten-free products can be higher in calories and sugars.

Rice Cakes: Low in nutrients and can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels when consumed alone.

Low-fat Salad Dressings: Often compensate for reduced fat by adding sugars or other additives, leading to higher calorie intake.

Pre-packaged "Diet" Foods: Many contain artificial ingredients, preservatives, and high sodium levels, which may not support healthy weight management.

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