All too often, clients come to me whining they have failed to lose weight, even though they have stopped eating "junk foods." Now, they are eating only "healthy foods." They thought hamburgers, fries, and ice cream were making them fat, so they deleted those foods and replaced them with salads (with lots of dressing), trail mix, and protein shakes. Make that, lots of salad, trail mx and protein shakes. Little do they realize, excess calories from "healthy foods" are just as fattening as calories from "junk foods."
If you wnt to trim some undesired body fat, your best bet is to knock off the excess calories of soft drinks, fried foods, and sweets. Theoretically, just 100 fewer calories a day at the end of the day can contribute to 10 pounds of fat loss a year. But be sure to count the calories in "health foods." .... they can contribute to fat-gain, too.