11 Diet Foods That Make You Fat

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 26, 2014

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Figure out the actual reason behind your weight gain by knowing more about diet foods that you have been binging on and which are making you fat while you expect them to help lose some weight. Avoid relying on such foods and maintain a balanced and healthy diet.
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    Unhealthy Foods

    There are several types of foods that may taste delicious, however, are quite unhealthy, considering the amount of calories they contain. Here are some diet foods that may appear to be healthful but are rich in calories. Image Courtesy : Getty

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    Processed Foods

    You should never eat processed foods when you are trying to maintain a strict diet. Usually, such food items are calorie-dense, making them extremely dangerous for any weight-conscious person. These foods contain more calories per serving than unprocessed foods and can easily add extra pounds without you realizing it. You will be eating smaller amounts of food, but consuming more calories, which means you will be getting the calories without even feeling full. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Energy Foods

    Most foods claiming to be diet-friendly are actually hidden calorie bombs packed with sugar and syrups. Even the so-called healthful cereal bars can contain as much fat, sugar and calories as an average chocolate bar. Research by the Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio also found that those who consumed diet drinks daily experienced a 70% greater increase in waist circumference than those who drank none. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Diet Soda

    Dirt sodas are sugary drinks that are more likely contribute to obesity than to good health. These beverages are high in calories but they don't satiate the appetite, and so people often do not cut back on the calories they eat to compensate for those they consume in liquid form. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Bottled Teas

    Most store-bought brands are souped up with sugar or honey, which are very high calorie sweeteners. One bottle can contain two or more servings, bringing the calorie count to almost 200, similar to a bottle of soda. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    Salad Dressings

    There's nothing better for you or your waist than naked veggies, but the shredded cheese, candied nuts, croutons, and globs of dressing often make salads as caloric as an oversized pasta dish. And nutritionists are quick to point out that innocent-sounding vinaigrettes, though not as fattening as ranches, can be almost just as high-caloried. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Potato Chips

    The results of a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine about weight loss will blow your mind. By analyzing the eating and exercising habits of 120,877 people over many years, doctors concluded that downing a whole bag of potato chips makes one fat faster than just about anything else, ice cream and soda included. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Dried Fruit

    Dried fruit has five to eight times more calories than the fresh kind because it has been dehydrated and is much denser. Fresh grapes, for example, have 60 calories per cupful, while raisins have 460. Many brands add sugar, adding up the calorie count. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Diet Wraps

    No matter what you put inside your wrap, it is still likely to be a major offender packing up to 300 calories. Since the surface area is way bigger than two slices of bread, you coat it with a lot more mayo or dressing than you would a sub or sandwich. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Diet Veggie Burgers

    Depending on what you put in your diet-friendly veggie burgers you could easily end up housing more than 1,000 calories. The cheese that often binds the veggies together and the huge size of the burgers are anything but diet-friendly. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Bran Muffins

    Whether it's plain bran or mixed with apples or bananas, the fiber fills you up, sure, but considering all the sugar and butter it delivers, a bran muffin is basically just a round slice of cake. One weighs in at about 20 grams of fat, 420 calories, and 34 grams of sugar. Image Courtesy: Getty


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    French Fries

    A large portion of around 170 gm of French fries has almost 550 calories and about 259 grams of fat.  A tub of French fries will easily make you fat since an adult should have only about 65 grams of fat per day. If you eat a large serving of French fries and a mayo-laden burger at McDonalds, you'll be consuming almost 1500 calories. That's the maximum amount of calories you should be having in one day in a single meal. Image Courtesy: Getty

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