Remember, you don't need to eat all the healthy foods in one sitting. "Too many healthy foods, i.e. avocado, nuts, and olive oil, can also equate to too many calories. Learning proper portion sizes is key for preventing weight gain," Gans said. This can backfire if you're looking for weight loss, especially, as you could encounter weight gain from the additional calories and fats.
For instance, smoothies and juices are right on trend, but they can actually be pretty high in calories and sugars, making them less of a healthy snack or post-workout shake and more of a calorie bomb. This is especially true if you're used to tossing tons of superfoods in the blender, Gans said.
Likewise, salads can also become too heavy. It's a great idea to eat a healthy salad for a light lunch or dinner. However, if you throw in nuts, seeds, avocado, protein, fruit, and more, you could be overdoing it on the good stuff. "Too many ingredients could definitely lead to too many calories in a chopped salad. So for a salad, let's say: stick to one fat serving (i.e. nuts or avocado), one protein (i.e. chicken or egg), and lots of veggies," Gans said.