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Foods That Can Kill Your Diet

Posted by Elizebath Bijoy Friday, March 11, 2011

I like to eat -- and I don't always eat healthy. So when I was given the assignment to write an 
article about the most dangerous foods you can consume, I was hesitant. I did not want to 
ruin some of my favorite foods by realizing how absolutely terrible they are for me. I plowed 
forward anyway, for the sake of mankind.

What I found out, in reality, was not particularly shocking. It's pretty easy to discern if a food is 
nutritious or not. However, seeing the facts, figures and actually realizing how bad certain 
favorites were was an eye-opener.

Let’s face it ~ ignorance is bliss, so if you want to continue eating doughnuts, chicken 
nuggets and French fries, stop reading now.

D'oh -- Nuts! Start from the top and take a look at the most important meal of the day --
breakfast. If you've been starting your day the doughnut way, you're basically handicapping 
your nutrition for the rest of the day.

A Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut weighs in at 200 calories with half of those calories coming 
from fat while being rich in the most dangerous trans and saturated fats. Additionally, donuts 
carry nearly no nutritional value and are almost exclusively white flour and sugar. 
A breakfast at your local doughnut shop will not only add unwanted calories, but it will throw 
off your blood sugar and won't stay with you so you'll be hungry again soon. 

If you're supplementing your sugary breakfast bun with your favorite specialty coffee, like a 
20-ounce Starbucks Venti Caffè Mocha with whipped cream, then you're getting an additional 
490 calories and 16 grams of bad fat. Rethink your breakfast, because these fatty franchises 
are serving more calories by 9 a.m. than most places serve all day. 

Fast Food? More like fat food! Chicken nuggets are a good choice if you have to eat fast 
food, right? Anything breaded and deep-fried is going to be loaded with fat, so nuggets are 
not the solid gold choice you might think.

Here are the facts on the 6-piece nuggets at McDonald’s: 250 calories (more than half from 
fat), 15 grams of fat and one-third of your daily sodium. But let's be honest, you're going to 
eat more than a sixer of nuggets for lunch, so how's it going to add up? 

Fry Guy -- Unfortunately, the most popular "vegetable" side is the French fry -- and it's hardly 
a vegetable at all after its trip to the fry-alator. When your fries come out of their dip in the 
grease Jacuzzi, they're weighing in at 380 calories (for a medium) and 19 grams of fat. The 
only things you're super-sizing are your waistline and risk of heart disease. 2
Hot Diggity Dang! Standard hot dogs are high in fat (13 or more grams per serving), loaded 
with sodium, and don't provide much protein or nutrients for the calories. Plus, the starchy, 
white flour bun and condiments.

Adding a cheese and chili coronary clog is optional. And have you ever seen how a hot dog is 
made? Well, it would switch you to peanuts at the ballpark before you could yell, "Hey batter!" 
These foods will crash your diet, but healthy living is all about the small things, so as an 
added bonus, let's look at my favorite condiment and the drinks that destroy all the hard work 
in the gym. 

Mayo-noways --Mayonnaise is good on your turkey sandwich, but just one tablespoon of 
mayo has 12 grams of fat and 110 calories, so your healthy sandwich just flew out the 
window. Try mustard. 

Drinking Yourself to Death
The soda with your value meal may not seem that dangerous, but consider this: Soda can 
contribute to obesity and tooth decay with one can containing about 150 calories and about 
10 teaspoons of sugar. 

According to one study, drinking one can per day without changing anything else in your diet, 
and you could gain 15 pounds by year's end. The average fast food soda is much larger than 
a can of soda. Switch to water. Your waist, heart and teeth will thank you. 

"Most people in America dig their graves with their teeth," says Dr. Jay Kenny, nutrition 
research specialist at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Florida. "You have to eat badly for 
decades before it starts to show its damage." It's not too late to change the way you eat, feel and live. Just avoid these dangerous foods



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