Butter = Bad

Butter Dairy foods like butter and cheese were linked with long-term weight gain - no surprise there. In the Harvard study, people who ate a lot of butter gained about 0.30 pound every four years. But there was one notable dairy exception: yogurt. People who ate a lot of it were less likely to put … Continue reading Butter = Bad

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Fruit Juice = Bad

Fruit juice Sounds healthy, but 100-percent fruit juice packs its share of sugar. Drinking juice daily added 0.31 pound of extra body weight every four years, the study showed.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com11. Fruit juiceSounds healthy, but 100-percent fruit juice packs its share of sugar. Drinking juice daily added 0.31 pound of extra body weight every four … Continue reading Fruit Juice = Bad

Fried Food = Bad

Fried foods Fried food is as American as apple pie. But the study revealed that eating fried foods at home added 0.36 pound every four years. Eating lots of fried food out at restaurants added 0.28 pound every four years.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on pounds10. Fried foodsFried food is … Continue reading Fried Food = Bad

Refined grains = Bad

Refined grains One reason refined grains are linked to weight gain is that Americans eat so much of them, displacing foods that are healthier, including fruits and vegetables. The refining process often strips away the benefits of grain, leaving what some experts call "bad carbohydrates." Daily servings of refined grains added 0.39 pound every four … Continue reading Refined grains = Bad

Sweets and desserts = Bad

Sweets and desserts Cakes, pies, cookies, candy - even children know too much of these can make you chubby. But it's hard for folks to abandon that sweet tooth. Eating sweets daily added 0.41 pound every four years, according to the study.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on pounds8. Sweets and … Continue reading Sweets and desserts = Bad

Potatoes = Bad

Potatoes The study showed that all types of potato dishes had an impact on weight gain. Boiled, baked, mashed? Didn't seem to matter. Getting a daily fix of potatoes added 0.57 pound of weight every four years.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on pounds7. PotatoesThe study showed that all types of … Continue reading Potatoes = Bad

Trans Fat = Bad

Trans fats Some states and cities have banned trans fat - which is often found in deep fryer shortening and processed foods. But plenty of people are still eating them. Eating trans fats added on 0.65 pound of weight every four years, the study showed.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on … Continue reading Trans Fat = Bad

Processed meat = Bad

Processed meat Cold cuts and hot dogs may be staples of sandwiches and school lunches. But they are high in calories and saturated fat, not to mention sodium. The study showed that eating lots of processed meats tacked on 0.93 pound every four years.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on pounds5. … Continue reading Processed meat = Bad

Red Meat = Bad

Red meat Where's the beef? If it's on your plate too often, you may be risking weight gain. In the study, eating lots of red meat contributed to a weight gain of 0.95 pound every four years.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on pounds4. Unprocessed red meatWhere's the beef? If it's … Continue reading Red Meat = Bad

Soda Pop = Bad

Sugar-sweetened soda Fruit juice can pack on the pounds, but not as much as soda. Daily consumption of sugary drinks added exactly one pound every four years, according to the study.Amplify’d from http://www.cbsnews.com CBS News.com Yowza! 12 foods that pack on pounds3. Sugar-sweetened sodaFruit juice can pack on the pounds, but not as much as … Continue reading Soda Pop = Bad