When it comes to health food, appearances can be deceiving

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It happens all the time: People start dieting with the best of intentions – then the very foods they choose to stay on track instead derail their weight-loss efforts. The foods seem healthy, but contain plenty of unhealthy calories.

Such “food fake-outs” can also trick people who want to eat healthy for its own sake, not necessarily to lose weight.

Just because a food looks healthy doesn’t mean it is, WebMD‘s lifestyle expert, Dr. Pamela Peeke, stressed on “The Early Show” Tuesday.

You have to read labels and ask questions, Peeke said, because things start looking healthy, sexy and good for you, and then it turns out you’re eating an ocean of sugar and mountain of saturated fats.

Full story: Don’t Let “Food Fake-Outs” Sabotage Your Diet