Health's Angels Lose Their Halos

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Blinded by the health halo

By Shaun Chavis

I did a little informal survey of a few friends and my colleagues here at Health magazine and found that more than a few of us are blinded by what I call health halos, letting ourselves dive deep into good stuff: Brownies made from fat-free mixes; bags of low-fat, gluten-free, baked cheese curls; and entire pints of low-fat fro-yo.

It's not the food itself that's wrecking our diets—it's the amount we munch. Yep, even the healthy stuff needs to be portioned. Here are a few guilty pleasures that even the most astute health editors can't resist.  

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