Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter
Sometimes taking all that fat out can mean putting a bunch of artificial sweeteners back in. Deciding on this (instead of regular peanut butter) will only save you a measly 0.5g of fat & 10 calories per serving...but is the funky flavor (& aftertaste) really worth it?
Not all brands have the same quantities of probiotic bacteria that are a part of fro yo's appeal. Finding it in a self-serve shop could also make it easier to overdo your portions, pile on toppings, & rack up calories.
High-Fiber & Whole-Grain Cereal & Bread
Good ideas? Yes, but watch out...unless you buy these from an actual health-food store, you may be getting added sweeteners & carmel coloring. (And not all the whole grains are actually whole.)
Much like it's frozen cousin, low-fat yogurt starts off fine...but then high-fructose corn syrup & artificial flavorings/colorings add a lot of calories (& a bit of luckiness). Avoid fruity kinds & stick with plain.
For people who are gluten-sensitive or who have celiac disease (an auto-immune condition), these are a must. For everyone else? Nothing more than a silly food fad...that often comes with extra sugar, saturated fats & preservatives.
Processed Soy Products
Processed soy products are often linked to hormone imbalances in some people. The problem here is the processing part...which removes healthy carbs, fat & fiber & leaves only the protein isolate.