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Research warns that too much healthy food can also ruin your New Year's diet

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AUSTIN, Texas (NBC) -

As many of us prepare to shed some pounds this new year, researchers are warning that eating too much of a healthy food can also ruin a diet.

This data is coming from studies led by researchers at University of Texas at Austin and published in Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

Data from three new studies show people think healthy foods are less filling -- so they tend to order larger portions and eat more than the recommended serving size. Food labels using the words "lite" or "healthy" also had a significant impact on people's judgment and eating habits.

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