I do not believe that there are "good" foods and "bad" foods, but that there are only good and bad amounts.
Dh can't figure out why he feels 'crappy' all the time. He complains about being sick and having no energy. He is on insulin and his blood sugars are out of whack. He eats a lot of 'healthy food'. Don't get me wrong, he eats too much crap, too, but mostly he eats 'healthy food'.
Too many people, including dieters, think if it is grown in a garden, you can have all you want of it. Not so! Especially if it is slathered with butter and/or oil. even healthy oil.
"I only had a salad for lunch" is a typical statement by dieters.
Little do most realize that my steak has less fat and calories than their salad or chicken!
"But avocados are healthy and full of healthy fat!"
Nevertheless, an average avocado has 322 calories and 29gms of fat!
"I just had a few chips with salsa". "I had a banana".
"I had a bowl of ice cream." Really? A bowl? A 'normal' bowl of ice cream has about 400 calories.
A serving has about 120 calories.
A serving can be part of a healthy diet.
Sparkpeople can help us take control of our diet if we use the tools available. Measure your food and track your meals and snacks. Understand that ANY food can make you gain.
There are no good or bad foods. But watch those serving sizes! Be accountable. If you don't you are only cheating yourself.