Is This Why You're Gaining Weight?
Why you're gaining: You may be falling into a common misconception. Research in Judgment and Decision Making found that people presented with Oreos labeled as "made with organic flour and sugar" and regular Oreos estimated that the organic version had 27 percent fewer calories and said they believed it was okay to eat more of the organic variety. And a more recent study, in Food Quality & Preference, reported that people incorrectly estimated that cookies, potato chips and yogurt labeled as organic were lower in calories than versions that weren't labeled as organic.
How to stop it: Read your nutrition labels and remember that treats are still treats, even if they're organic.