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MSN (Eat This, Not That) featured CHP Professor Christen Cupples Cooper in "Dieting and Still Not Losing Weight? This Could Be Why."

03/22/2021

MSN (Eat This, Not That) featured CHP Professor Christen Cupples Cooper in "Dieting and Still Not Losing Weight? This Could Be Why."

1. You’re eating too much healthy food.

Even if your diet looks nutritionally balanced, if you’re still consuming too many calories of healthy food, you can still see your weight loss progress plateau—or you may even see the numbers on the scale rise.

"Whether you’re eating 100 calories of vegetables or 100 calories of candy, in terms of weight, you’re still eating 100 calories," says Christen Cupples Cooper, Ed.D., RD, founding director and chair of nutrition and dietetics at Pace University.

However, that doesn’t mean all foods are created equal when it comes to your health. "In terms of nutrition, the vegetable, with its vitamins, minerals, and fiber far outweigh the candy, which is basically just sugar and chemicals," says Cooper.

And for some foods that aren’t what they seem, check out these 20 "Healthy" Foods Ruining Your Weight Loss Goals.

2. You’re not eating enough protein.

If you’re eating the same low-calorie, carbohydrate-rich foods over and over in hopes of shedding a few pounds, you could be doing yourself a disservice.

"Eating too little protein to keep the body in good health can grind weight loss to a halt," says Cooper. "Adding in protein and shaking up the diet a bit—adding in some unfamiliar foods that contain different types of nutrients—can sometimes help jumpstart weight loss.”

Read the full MSN article.