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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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2:41AM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

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8:40AM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

aka unhealthy foods, noted, thank youu!

9:11PM PDT on May 30, 2014

microwaved meals don't seem to healthy to begin with

9:23AM PDT on May 28, 2014

I noticed that when i am very stressed I tend to gorge on crisps.

Like Claire J's idea, I roast sweet potatoes in a similar way then add some olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper plus some rosemary.

8:47AM PDT on May 28, 2014

Summerannie M. - are you saying that the microwave caused the Alzheimers ?

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.

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