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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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7:49AM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Any CARBONATED beverage.

2:06AM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Thank you. Potato chips and peanut M & Ms were my downfall.

9:57AM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

Thanks for the information

4:37PM PDT on Sep 18, 2014

So Costco, this is where you buy all this junk in huge mass amounts to shove our faces. Does anyone see that the obesity epidemic started when costco became the shoppers delight? I tell people we have and never will shop there and they look at us like we said we are communist. But blame it on bread and gluten not poor factory pigs suffering.

10:37AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

good info, thank you

9:01AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

There's nothing on that list that I eat in any abundance.

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.

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