Top 5 High Cal Foods which are good for you

While the age-old adage of ‘calories in – calories out’ is still the cornerstone of managing weight, which high calorie foods are actually good for you? There are certain high-calorie foods that are rammed with good stuff and can actually help you slim down. Here’s five of our favourites;

Have A Cado

Avocados have 80 calories for one-third of an avocado, but they also have nearly 20 vitamins and minerals plus three grams of fibre. Avocados are also packed with potassium (reduce bloating) and are rich in monounsaturated fats (these fats keep you fuller for longer).

Eggs tremely Good

Egg yolks are one of the most nutrient dense fats you can eat, packed with vitamin A, B-vitamins, K2, and choline. Eggs also feature their own hygienic, protective wrapping. The ones that come out at easter aren’t quite as good for you…

Fat Friends

While low-fat and dairy free have been a standard recommendation of dietitians for years, recent research shows that populations which consume a high fat diet have lower obesity levels. The extra fat from foods like full fat greek yoghurt, make us feel more full and less likely to snack. Stick to low-sugar, plain options of full fat dairy products and maybe add nuts and berries to boost the flavour.

Kick in the Nuts

If you’re looking to lose weight, snacking on a handful of nuts is a great option. That’s because they are loaded with protein, fibre, and mono and poly unsaturated fats, which work to make you feel satisfied and fuller longer. Whilst nuts are great, it is a good idea not to eat them straight from the bag, they are hard to stop eating once you have started…

Oil Be Alright

The mediterranean diet features plenty of olive oil. Olive oil is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, meaning it’s packed with omega-3’s and omega-6’s – these are good for you. However, like most things, moderation is the key – one teaspoon of olive oil has about 120 calories so go easy. As a dressing for a salad or roasting mediterranean style vegetables, olive oil is ideal.


The long and short of it is, it’s one of those moderation things… as usual it’s foods we are more likely to love which need to be consumed in moderation…. ?

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