These Greek Yogurt Toppings Are Making You Fat

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Is your “healthy” breakfast sabotaging your weight loss success?
These Greek Yogurt Toppings Are Making You Fat

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Use these toppings in moderation.

If you’re working on eating healthier — either to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight — then you know that even some healthy foods have to be eaten in moderation. Unsweetened Greek yogurt makes a delicious and protein-packed breakfast, but be sure to top it wisely. Here are five toppings that can easily derail your diet goals.

Coconut

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Coconut meat (especially the unsweetened variety) is loaded with amazing health benefits. But coconut is high in calories, so be mindful of how much you’re adding to your yogurt. And look for an unsweetened or lightly sweetened variety whenever possible to avoid adding too much sugar to your diet.

Dark Chocolate Chips

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We love this delicious source of antioxidants, but the calories can add up if you’re not careful. Rather than using chocolate chips, chop up a dark chocolate bar with a very high cacao content (70 percent or higher); this will help minimize the added sugar in your diet.

Dried Fruit

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Dried fruit isn’t as healthy as you think; it’s got tons of sugar. Opt for fresh fruit instead.

Granola

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Another sneaky diet-bomb, granola is often loaded with fat, calories, and sugar. Try a whole-grain, low-sugar cereal instead. Or layer Greek yogurt with cooked quinoa for an extra-filling breakfast.

Honey

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Adding honey to your yogurt is way better than buying a sugar-sweetened yogurt, but try to limit your intake to just a drizzle. Though it has great health benefits, honey is still essentially just sugar.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.