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Kayla Itsines healthy foods you should not eat all time

Everything in moderation is the number one refrain of many a health personality.

And it would seem that even with supposedly ‘good’ foods, it’s important to remember that restraint is still key.

Australian fitness star, Kayla Itsines, recently revealed the three ‘healthy’ foods you shouldn’t eat too much of – and they might surprise you.

Australian fitness star, Kayla Itsines (pictured), recently revealed the three ‘healthy’ foods you shouldn’t eat too much of – and they might surprise you

According to the 26-year-old Adelaide-based personal trainer, while there are many foods that are healthy, many should be eaten in moderation

According to the 26-year-old Adelaide-based personal trainer, while there are many foods that are healthy, many should be eaten in moderation

According to the 26-year-old Adelaide-based personal trainer, while there are many foods that are healthy, many should be eaten in moderation

'I know this might be a bit of a shock tom some of you, but... while avocado is a "good fat" that can be fantastic for your heart health, it's still a fat,' Kayla said (stock image)

‘I know this might be a bit of a shock tom some of you, but… while avocado is a “good fat” that can be fantastic for your heart health, it’s still a fat,’ Kayla said (stock image)

The Adelaide-based personal trainer (pictured) explained that while there is no need to panic and cut avocado entirely from your diet, you should be mindful about how much you're eating

The Adelaide-based personal trainer (pictured) explained that while there is no need to panic and cut avocado entirely from your diet, you should be mindful about how much you’re eating

1. Avocado

It’s the staple breakfast choice of many health-conscious men and women around the world.

But is your daily avo and sourdough habit widening your waistline?

‘I know this might be a bit of a shock tom some of you, but… while avocado is a “good fat” that can be fantastic for your heart health, it’s still a fat,’ Kayla wrote on her blog. 

The Adelaide-based personal trainer explained that while there is no need to panic and cut avocado entirely from your diet, you should be mindful about how much you’re eating.

You should also bear in mind that a serving of ‘good fats is 25 grams (around 1/8th of an avocado) – and it’s recommended that we only eat two serves of good fats in a day’.

Kayla said she keeps on top of this by keeping an eye on serving sizes. She recommends swapping the creamy texture for something else.

Like many healthy snacks, Kayla (pictured) said that with nuts, you need to make sure you're getting the right amount and not eating too many

Like many healthy snacks, Kayla (pictured) said that with nuts, you need to make sure you're getting the right amount and not eating too many

Like many healthy snacks, Kayla (pictured) said that with nuts, you need to make sure you’re getting the right amount and not eating too many

'Unfortunately, many store-bought nut mixes can have added salt of artificial additives,' Kayla said (stock image)

‘Unfortunately, many store-bought nut mixes can have added salt of artificial additives,’ Kayla said (stock image)

2. Nuts

Like avocado, nuts are often seen as healthy fats that are fantastic for the body and a great alternative to something sweet if you need a snack.

But, again, the 26-year-old says that they are best consumed in moderation.

‘A healthy intake of nuts is around 30 grams per day or a small handful,’ she wrote. 

It can obviously be very easy to eat far more than this in one sitting, so it’s worth paying attention to how many you eat – and whether they have added salt:

‘Unfortunately, many store-bought nut mixes can have added salt of artificial additives,’ she added. ‘Check for unsalted varieties if you plan to eat them regularly.’

Lastly, Kayla said we could all do with keeping an eye on our yoghurt consumption - namely how much of the fat-free variety we eat (stock image)

Lastly, Kayla said we could all do with keeping an eye on our yoghurt consumption – namely how much of the fat-free variety we eat (stock image)

'When it comes to yoghurt, for example, often sugar and preservatives are added to replace the texture and flavour that's lose when fat is removed,' she said

‘When it comes to yoghurt, for example, often sugar and preservatives are added to replace the texture and flavour that’s lose when fat is removed,’ she said

3. Yoghurt 

Lastly, Kayla said we could all do with keeping an eye on our yoghurt consumption – namely how much of the fat-free variety we eat:

‘When it comes to yoghurt, for example, often sugar and preservatives are added to replace the texture and flavour that’s lose when fat is removed, especially with flavoured varieties,’ she said.

Kayla recommends checking the label to see what sugars have been added, or even better – just opting for the Greek and natural varieties of yoghurt, which can be peppered with berries for added sweetness. 

To read more from Kayla Itsines’s blog, please click here



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