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10 Diet Disaster Foods To Be Avoided

Updated on June 3, 2015

If you're planning to go on diet, here are some fattening foods that you should avoid at all costs. Dieting may be tough but eating the right foods and avoid the fattening foods can really boost up you weight loss. Here are some of the foods that you should be aware of:

1. Soda

1 can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugars, 150 calories, 30 to 55mg of caffeine and is loaded with artificial food colorings and sulfites. It has no nutritional value, which means there are empty calories which does not help you feel full or satisfied and only causes you to gain weight.

Diet Soda should also be avoided because it contains sodium which causes water retention in the body and make you looks bloated. The best option is water or herbal teas.

2. Alcohol

Alcohol also contains empty calories. Just having 6 ounces of alcohol can cost you 150 calories (more if you're having mixed drinks). In addition, if you had too much to drink your food portion control may be disrupted. There may also be a relationship between excessive alcohol consumption and obesity. In a recent study, the probability of becoming obese was much greater in women who consumed more than 30g of alcohol per day and men who consumed more than 60g.

3. Sugar-sweetened Fruit Smoothie

Yes, fruit smoothie may sound really healthy but truth is, it is only healthy if you do not add in extra sugar that can add up to your calorie intake which can lead to gaining fat if you're not careful. If you don't make it at home, meaning control the ingredients and portion size, you could consume more than 1,000 calories, 35 grams of fat and 120 grams of sugar in one 20-ounce commercially purchased fruit smoothie.

4. Coffee

Coffee has only 9 calories per cup but before you sip in that coffee, its better you know the relationship between caffeine and weight gain. Caffeine can cause the release of stress hormone cortisol which leads to sweet cravings. The more caffeine you consumed, the more your body urges you to eat.

5. Energy Drinks

Energy drinks can contain a high number of calories mostly from sugars. A typical brand of 24 ounces of the energy drink could cost you 420 calories; even a smaller 16 ounces of the energy drink can from another brand could cost you 220 calories. Energy drinks are also not satiating hence the calories won't fill you up if you were to drink it.

6. Unhealthy Packaged Chips

The more flavoring the chips has, the more MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) and other artificial ingredients you can expect it to have. You can get an idea of how much it is by how far down the ingredients list is. When you're faced with a vending machine as your only option, it was easy to pick fattening foods. Instead, the writer of Fitness Magazine, Virginia Sole-Smith suggests you pick the sunflower seed kernels as snack.

Veggie chips are no better if you compare the labels of your favorite veggie chips with your favorite potato chips. You may be surprised at how close they are in values, and most veggie chips are made with potato starch.

7. Fast Food

Fast foods are known to be loved by most eaters which often results to weight gain and it’s the most common diet disaster. Most of this fast food are fried and contain lots of transfat, salt and other additives which are fattening.

ating hence the calories won't fill you up if you were to drink it.

8. Frozen Meals

Most people buy frozen meals because it is easy and easy to make but be aware that most frozen meals are laden with hydrogenated oils which mean there are transfat in some amount. Frozen meals are also high in sodium and contain lots of calories with no nutritional value.

9. Cheese

Taking in a little bit of cheese is good for you but you have to control your portion and do not overeat. This is because cheese that are made with whole milk contains saturated fats, cholesterol and don't forget sodium too. All these will causes you to bloat and gain weight.

10. Meats

Fatty meats are not always healthy. If you don't opt for a lean cut of meat, you're most likely to end up with plenty of saturated fats. Saturated fat takes a long for the body to digest hence making you gain weight. It is recommended to take only a small amount of meats, even if you're not on diet.


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