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Foods That Make You Fat

"Why has my weight loss stalled?"

The worst food for dieters

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  • Are there some foods that always make you gain weight?
  • Are there some things you should never eat?
  • Do you know about all the bad foods, or is there something you might not be aware of?
  • Read below, and follow the links, to find what you need to know about foods that make you fat...

Calorie density

Calorie density basically means how many calories in how much food.

  • Do you get a lot of food and little calories? (Good)
  • Or little food and a lot of calories? (Bad)

Just follow this link to find out more about calorie density.

Hidden calories

And you should know something about hidden calories. This is what you are eating, or drinking, that is spoiling all your hard work.

You've heard yourself say "I don't eat all that much." Right? So why are you overweight? You've got to get the hidden calories out of your diet.

The devil came to me last night and asked what I wanted in exchange for my soul. I still can't believe I said pizza.

Marc Ostroff

What about fats?

Now, you want to drop the pounds. So what about eggs and butter? Full of fat, right? But they taste so good.

Maybe you substitute margarine and imitation eggs for real eggs and butter. Is that better for you? Some sources say they are.

What's the real truth? In order to lose weight and improve your health you need to know. The article at this link explains more about fat in the diet.

Which food turns to fat most easily?

You get calories in all kinds of things. So in theory you could gain weight eating anything, if you had enough of it.

But as a practical matter it doesn't work that way. For example, the sugar in carrots may be released rapidly (meaning carrots have a high glycemic index) and that has scared some people away from carrots.

But let's put our thinking caps on. Is it really carrots that are the cause of the modern obesity epidemic? Or is it something a little more sinister, like Pringles, Cherry Coke and glazed doughnuts?

Follow this link to find out about the real foods that make you fat, the junk food calories.

Bad food combinations

What's even worse than one type of food that tends to cause weight gain? These are combinations of foods that when eaten together are guaranteed to pack on the pounds.

This includes those things that contain a lot of fat and a lot of sugar. They cause special problems with your diet and weight gain.

Follow this link to find out more about the deadly combination.

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.

Joan Gussow


While you are at it you have to take a look at what you are drinking. There are almost as many calories in alcohol as in fat.

But the real difference? Alcohol doesn't have any nutritional value. So even a drink or two a day can make it hard for you to lose those extra pounds. You can include alcohol with the foods that make you fat.

You'll want to take a look at this article for more information about alcohol and weight loss.

Diet soda

And then there's Coke, Sprite, Pepsi and all the rest. This is -- surprisingly perhaps -- one of the biggest factors in the modern trend to obesity.

You already know that you can't drink regular soda -- at least not every day -- with all those empty and hope to lose weight.

But what about diet soda? Isn't that good for dieting? Maybe not. There is evidence that diet soda causes cravings and actually makes it harder for you to lose weight. What an irony -- something that is calorie free and is still included as one of the foods that make you fat.

You'll want to read more at this link about diet soda and weight loss.

Moderation and weight loss success

So, are these things that you can never eat? No. There is no such thing as something you can never eat. A couple of potato chips or a piece of birthday cake won't ruin your diet.

But chips and cake every day is another matter. You're body can handle a little of these foods, but too much and your system gets overwhelmed. And you get into a downward spiral of:

  • worsening obesity,
  • poor energy,
  • failing metabolism,
  • high blood pressure,
  • elevated cholesterol
  • and diabetes.

By limiting the amounts of these things that you take in -- or by getting rid of them entirely if that feels better to you -- you will have a much easier time of getting to the right weight for you!

"I went to a restaurant that serves 'Breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance."

Steven Wright

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

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