You might assume that by eating healthy, you’ll automatically drop those extra pounds or won’t ever gain weight. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. It can be frustrating because you may feel like you’re doing everything right but not seeing the results you want and expect.
One major problem—that I see my patients struggle with all the time—is that so many healthy eating programs out there minimize the role of calories in food and fail to help you learn balance. They rarely address the healthier habits that need to accompany healthier food choices. Both aspects are important and work synergistically to not only help you lose weight and feel healthier but to also help you stick with it long-term. Below are four common ways you can gain weight while still eating healthy, plus some great tips to avoid it: