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Probst, Y. & Guan, V. (2018). Five food mistakes to avoid if you're trying to lose weight. The Conversation, 12 November 1-5.

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Many people wonder why they're not losing weight when they follow a strict diet and exercise routine. One possible reason is that what look like healthy options aren't what they seem. Many foods and drinks contain hidden fats, sugars or salt, each of which will curb your weight loss efforts. In addition to the kilojoules, these flavoursome foods leave you wanting more. Losing weight is largely about tipping the balance of kilojoules in and out. If you're trying to lose weight or simply seeking a healthier lifestyle, here are five common traps that might be hindering you.