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7 Foods That Keep Us Fat

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7 Foods That Keep Us Fat

By Sara Novak, Planet Green

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that the quality of the foods that you eat has more to do with weight than the quantity of food. I’ve pulled together a list of foods that keep us fat compiled from various studies as well as recent articles and research.

Potato Chips

The New England Journal of Medicine study stated that the food most strongly associated with weight gain is potato chips. Over time potatoes in general caused the most weight gain though it was potato chips that were the worst and French fries weren’t much better. My suggestion is that if you’re going to eat potato chips or French fries, make them from scratch. The mindless behavior of opening up a bag of salty potato chips is where the problem begins. If you make them from scratch, you can control ingredients and portion size as well and you’ll only end up eating them on very special occasions.

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12:56AM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

always use a microwave to heat up all the food they had pre cooked.
She now has serious Alzheimers.

12:54AM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Thanks for the interesting article. My 3rd cousin would make copious dinners for him, his wife and family. The family moved on and he insisted that his wife always

8:07AM PST on Mar 8, 2014

Informative, thanks!!

11:49AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Good post!

6:52AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

thanks for sharing.

4:36PM PST on Jan 1, 2014


3:52AM PST on Dec 21, 2013

I put on weight with all kinds of food.

2:38AM PST on Nov 6, 2013

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. and oops i do have them every now and than and none of them daily or more than once a week which is good but than i have something more to work on to cut thanx for the tip

3:38PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Recipe for healthy chips (French Fries to Americans). Take some good firm potatoes of a variety suitable for boiling, roasting or baking - don't use mashing potatoes which are too floury. Peel them and chop them into sticks.

Blanche them by dropping them into boiling water and boiling them for about five minutes, then drain well.

Toss them in a small amount of seasoned oil - about a dessertspoonful per portion should be enough. Lay them out on tinfoil on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about thirty minutes.

3:22PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

Chips? I never put on fat, and they are great for cramps. I need the salt.

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