5 Foods You Should Never Eat Again


When you are trying to improve your health and lose weight, there are certain foods that you should avoid.

Many of these foods are obviously unhealthy because they contain ingredients that are known to cause weight gain.

However, some other foods which are not so obviously linked to weight gain can nevertheless turn out to be just as bad for you.

These foods are deeply problematic, because most people do not know to avoid them and therefore end up consuming them much more often than they should. Here are 5 foods that you should never eat again:

1. White Bread

White bread is a staple in most pantries, but the truth is that it doesn’t have any nutritional value. White bread contains a lot of sugar and it doesn’t have the ability to keep you satisfied, so within a few hours you are likely to find yourself feeling hungry and reaching for snacks.

As a result of these factors, it is unsurprising that research on those who eat white bread shows a correlation between eating larger quantities of white bread and being more likely to gain unwanted weight over a period of 12 years. As it turns out, even breads that claim to be wheat could contain more sugar than grain and should often be avoided.

Ideally, you should replace your white bread with whole grain or whole wheat bread whenever possible, as whole wheat bread is positively good for your health.

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For example, it is a source of gamma-oryzanol, which lowers cholesterol levels if consumed on a regular basis, and some studies even suggest that women who eat the largest amount of whole grains are around 40% less likely to develop breast cancer (when compared to women who eat the smallest amount of whole grains).

In addition, don’t forget that you can also substitute white bread on your sandwiches with lettuce leaves or whole grain tortillas.


  1. sfcat

    August 31, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Actually brown rice isn’t the best for you. Wild rice, with the hulls still on the rice grain, especially in heirloom varieties like black rice, is what’s really healthy. It’s the processing of the rice that takes the vitamins and nutrients out of it, and most varieties of white or brown rice available to you at the store have been heavily processed

    • Stephanie Suffolk

      September 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      The problem with any rice is the small amounts of arsenic you will also be consuming and this can build up in the body. Brown rice, white rice and even baby rice products all contain this.

      • Malex Swinborg

        September 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

        Rice contains trace amounts of arsenic depending on growing conditions (if you’re concerned, look for organically grown rice which is free from chemical sprays – I.e. chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers), you may be referring to the contaminated rice products that the FDA found in America

      • morph2020

        February 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        Trace amounts of elements like arsenic can be good for you. Look up the term “hormesis” and learn. Everything is toxic at some level, even water.

      • julianzzz

        October 3, 2013 at 2:52 am

        Only American rice, grown in the old cotton fields have this problem.

    • Sparks13

      October 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

      Wild rice isn’t rice, it’s grass seed.

      • julianzzz

        October 3, 2013 at 2:51 am

        No it isn’t, grass doesn’t grow in paddy fields. White rice is processed brown rice.

      • Sparks13

        October 9, 2013 at 3:24 am

        Who said anything about white rice? Read it again slowly. WILD rice. Look it up.

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

        rice is a starch and not so great. They say no starches. Of course I got to eat baked potatoes

      • Norm Glitz

        October 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

        Both rice and wheat are grasses. So?

      • Larry Caldwell

        December 24, 2013 at 2:44 am

        Maize, wheat, barley, rye, rice, oats and sugar cane are all grasses. Wild rice is not rice at all, it’s just a family of grasses with a robust seed.

      • Debra Arck Caunt

        November 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm


    • Mjhmjh

      October 23, 2013 at 3:40 am

      The problem is that pure wild rice is way, way more expensive than ordinary brown rice.

    • Debra Arck Caunt

      November 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      and actually, “wild rice” isn’t a rice at all — it’s a grass.

  2. independent15

    September 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Yes, I have difficulty with some of this stuff too. Fried isn’t always bad – good oils are someting you should include in your diet to push out the bad. And rather than rice too much you can vary with other grains like quinoa. Agree about whote bread and so-called salad dressings though. And what was the fifth one?

    • stephen cowan

      September 5, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Glas you said that, I thought how can frying grass fed beef (steak) be bad and not nutritious , steak is always awesome, and pure grass fed beef helps you to lose weight.

    • Greg Jankowski

      September 8, 2013 at 9:11 am

      I fry at moderate heat with olive oil, and bring active, the healthy calories are great. Deepfrying, especially when oil is heated for so long – restaurant fryers- generate high levels of free radicals. Sir fry with olive oil? HEALTHY.

      Way too many ‘nutritionists’ these days enthusiastically advise vague under-researched info that most people knew 5 years ago or longer.

      • sleat

        October 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

        You might even try frying with coconut oil. If you have to fry, it’d be the one that decomposes into nasties the very least.

        Oh, and it tastes really nice!

  3. mike

    September 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks Captain Obvious. I always fall for these articles thinking I’ll learn something new. Fried foods are bad, lots of sugar is bad, eating 36 twinkies for lunch not good.

    • Ross

      September 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      i love articles with generalities and unspecific statements like this

      • [email protected]

        October 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

        me too they give you random but cool info that u didnt even know bout

    • bobby boomer

      November 26, 2013 at 4:17 am

      Diet is a problem only for those who do not get adequate exercise. I eat every one of these 5 bad foods almost everyday, then go out and walk 18 holes on the golf course 5 times a week. I am within 3 shots of breaking my age! And NO health problems!

      • Betty Boop

        December 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm

        Well Boomer that could change at any time.

      • Jok

        December 26, 2013 at 12:57 am

        Well, he is enjoying himself. You only live once.

      • sam

        May 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

        You live everyday, you only die once.

      • Amerman

        December 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

        I am within 3 shots of breaking my age
        If you ate right, you’d be 3 strokes under your age

      • Aged1

        January 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        Give him another 6 years and he will be.

      • historyspeaks10

        December 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

        exactly. swimmer phelps ate 20,000 calories a day and took bong hits and he went on to win how many olympic medals? eatr what you want but then get off your arse and get some exercise!

      • anoidbydivisiveness

        December 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

        At least I’ve got something in common with Michael Phelps… and it ain’t Olympic Gold..

      • kevinh1

        May 24, 2014 at 6:26 pm

        More like Panama Red perhaps? hehehe

      • bubba

        May 20, 2014 at 4:23 am

        18 holes of golf 5 days a week.. well here in the real world most of us have a job

      • Enjoyinglifeandworkingweekends

        May 25, 2014 at 3:27 am

        Here in the real world, it IS possible to have a job and still have time for a life. Not everyone’s job involves being stuck in a rut or behind a desk from 9 to 5 every day.

      • Jessica

        May 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

        I actually work 8-5, leave the house at 7 and don’t get home until 6.. where do you see time for that?

      • Charlie

        February 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        At 530 am or 630pm?

      • JackBlack

        June 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        Oh he’s a politician or better yet the president in disguise. yup that sums it up 18 holes 5 days a week. it’s the lamo we have in the oval office rather play golf then run the country. Barry Boomer more like.

      • Jason Davis

        July 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

        And yet he hasn’t taken half the vacation days as your precious Dubya.

      • Avinash Tyagi

        October 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        Less than Shrub took

      • jackblack

        June 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        The president does it 🙂

      • Well Dar

        January 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

        I go to the driving range 5-6 days a week – easy to go early morning or at night after work.

      • Kjosie0121

        May 23, 2015 at 11:53 pm

        Yeah and in the real world most people shouldn’t take the time to post a stupid comment like this to judge somebody else who actually has a life

      • love juice

        August 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm


      • Donna Godlewski

        November 1, 2014 at 11:24 pm

        Well,kids like me have school,and don’t have time to exercise every second…homework,school,chores take up all the time 🙁

    • Eat Right

      November 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Well it’s of course it’s pretty obvious for most of us who’s been around
      a long time. However there are those who who are learning to eat right
      for the first time. Chill out a little.

    • Wallace Kusumo

      December 16, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Seriously people, when will people start realizing that well-being is not as simple as eating this is bad and eating this is good. No one knows s***, since most of the food available today is fairly new, look up the history.

      If you want to feel good and healthy but are as lazy as I am to learn all the truths and mechanics: Go out exercise, and eat whatever your body crave as long as it is reasonably expensive. There are reasons why it’s cheap/expensive, but in the end, you get what you paid for.

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm

        I went to Europe and ate good food. I felt better and slept better. We got shit in our food. It is full of crap and it’s why you can eat so much of it. Try eating fast food for a month. Your body is used to that crap, but if you never eat that stuff you can’t stand to eat it.

      • nobetter-fatty

        June 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        I go to Europe often and they eat the same crap we do and there are just as many fat English as there are Americans. They have all the same fast food restaurants we have here and their portions are just as big.

      • NOTcrazy

        July 23, 2014 at 2:25 pm

        Actually in America there is a higher precentage of our population that is overweight than anywhere else in the world As a nation we are the fattest of the fat. Pleasant right? (last sentence= sarcasm. really its just sad)

    • Joeperky

      December 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      we all need to eat a variety of food daily,not just all bad or all good. If you don’t balance your food intake you will eat every thing in site!!

    • LlarryLLama

      May 17, 2014 at 12:19 am

      Living is bad. It causes death!

      • Jim Neale

        May 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        Llary, I see a Nobel prize in your future.

    • rs1123

      October 8, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      But smoking a pack of cigarettes is better then eating a small bag of potato chips.

    • Captain Obvious

      July 14, 2015 at 4:58 am

      What are you thanking me for?

  4. Rachel

    September 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    1. Scientific studies have proven that even our bodies can’t really tell the difference between HFC and sugar, and 2. while I agree about white bread and white rice being junk that has no nutrients whatsoever (even ice cream and french fries have calcium and some other vitamins), there’s no reason to completely remove these foods from your life. Ever hear of a little thing called moderation?

    • Malex Swinborg

      September 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

      1. That’s interesting that HFCS has recently been recognised as the Australian Dietetics Association as one of the leading causes of lifestyle diseases, specifically type two diabetes. HFCS and cane sugar are digested quite differently in the body as they are two different chemical structures, HFCS is a high concentration of fructose, whereas cane sugar is composed mainly of sucrose (glucose and fructose).
      2. Sources of refined grains, such as white bread, and refined (white) rice still does retain nutrients, mainly the macronutrients carbohydrate and protein. I believe what you are referring to is the micronutrient content (vitamins and minerals) which are lost in the refinement process.
      3. French fries are not a significant source of calcium. They are however a great source of the mineral selenium.
      4. Moderation is not the key to happiness. In order to lead a fulfilling and beneficial lifestyle, you must always make the best choices daily to retain optimum health and generally be elite. You have the power.

      Yours in health,


      • Rachel

        September 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

        I meant that ice cream contained calcium and french fries have some nutrients as well.

      • Norm Glitz

        October 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        Right! Just about every time I eat french fries (and I love ’em) I fall over nauseated with those bells in my ears. It’s horrible, I tell you.
        Nothing like wild exaggeration to help you lose credibility.

      • SoundsBogus

        October 19, 2013 at 2:23 am

        Besides the fact that many fast food restaurants do not change their cooking oil often enough, and it goes rancid.

      • Eat Right

        November 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        Instead of french fries cut up potatoes (thin), skins on, coat with a tablespoon of olive oil, sprinkle sea salt and some pepper then broil for 45-60 minutes. It’s much better than french fries and not nearly as bad for your health.

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        Try grapeseed oil. It’s expensive, but is a tad better than olive oil.

      • morph2020

        February 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm

        Could somebody explain why sea salt is said to be better than the kind you dig out of the ground?

      • Jay Turberville

        May 8, 2014 at 12:11 am

        Because there’s a sucker born every minute…

      • morph2020

        February 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        Moderation is so good for you that you should even be moderate in the use of moderation.

    • Alice KS

      November 6, 2013 at 12:14 am

      You are, of course, aware that HFCS, gram for gram, contains faster release carbohydrates than white sugar? And that foods with HFCS typically contain more carbohydrate than those with sugar, as HFCS is cheaper, more condensed and used in larger amounts for those reasons? And that the lye used to process many HFCS (some makers use the more expensive option, removing this risk) contains trace amounts of mercury, which, when the HFCS is condensed, is also condensed, meaning that, if you choose the wrong foods, an average day of eating could result in consuming enough mercury byproducts to put you at risk for early onset Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, general neural damage, renal failure…etc (all of which are on the rise since HFCS was introduced, despite most of us living in the advanced world with the best medicine at our fingertips, btw)?
      But I’m sure you like your mercury overdoses in moderation too. :p
      And that’s ignoring the long-term impacts of overeating carbohydrates (and fast release ones at that!), such as insulin resistance, pancreatic damage, liver damage, kidney damage, lethargy, high estrogen, low testosterone, autoimmune triggers…etc. And even THAT’S ignoring all the different things that, whilst not caused by a diet with too many carbohydrates (and fast release carbs), such as menstrual cramps, swelling of the gonads, poor skin, headaches, brain fog, ulcers…etc.

      PS: “No worse than sugar.” is phrasing it incorrectly anyway. It sets it up assuming sugar is fine to begin with. “HFCS is no better than sugar.”
      Not all that we can eat, we should.

      • historyspeaks10

        December 11, 2013 at 6:34 am

        one day we all die. no matter how healthy a person is, sooner or later they die. if i cant eat a piece of cake, some potato chips or a reese peanut butter cup once in a while then whats the point of living?

        lazarus long said it best, “to enjoy life, take big bites, moderation is for monks.”

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        You can buy a big bag of fritos and a half gallon of ice cream and eat just a little? I can’t. I make a big pan of brownies and it’s gone that night. A bag of fritos and it’s gone in half an hour. The same with chips. So I never have them in the house and instead have sunflower seeds, sardines and peaches. Even small amounts lead to bigger amounts.

      • Jay Turberville

        May 8, 2014 at 12:26 am

        What matters most is methyl mercury and your biggest risk of consuming too much of that comes from eating “healthy” fish. The reports/studies linking mercury to HFCS are weak and incomplete. Some don’t give amounts or type of mercury. Do the research. There isn’t much to any of it. If there was, more studies would have been done and FDA enforcement would surely have come. Hunt’s ketchup commented that you’d have to eat about 100 lbs of ketchup in order consume enough mercury to reach the level consider unsafe by the FDA.

    • Alice KS

      November 6, 2013 at 12:20 am

      One last thing: Why do people come out with this ‘moderation’ crap?
      What’s a ‘moderate’ amount of carbohydrates? For me, much over 150g/day leads to bloating, headaches and water retention. Others are fine on upwards of 300g/day.
      What is a ‘moderate’ amount of calcium? Is it the same for a growing child, an elderly person, a sportsman, an office-worker..? For someone eating a vegan diet or a primal diet or a 0carb diet?
      What is a ‘moderate’ amount of arsenic, mercury or cyanide? We eat trace amounts every day, after all.
      What is a ‘moderate’ amount of caffeine? Of ice-cream? Of apples? Of pizza? Of lollipops? Of wheat? Of red meat? Of white meat? Of donuts? Of nightshades?

      ‘Moderation’ isn’t a quantitative measure. If you want to live to tomorrow, a ‘moderate’ amount of yew berries is absolutely none. If you want to grow muscle, a ‘moderate’ amount of protein is anything up to 2.5g/lb-body-weight. If you can’t digest much fruit, a ‘moderate’ amount is under a piece a day. And if you wan’t to be at your very best, with no compromise, a ‘moderate’ amount of junk is zero.

      • FluffChop

        November 17, 2013 at 3:18 am

        The quality of being moderate would be observed by showing restraint with avoidance of excesses or extremes. In your example of the Yew berries lets assume one chews the seeds in the berries so as to cause death by poisoning. Not eating the Yew berries isn’t an act of moderation it’s more a matter of common sense. To be more clear there isn’t a moderate amount of shooting yourself in the head. You can’t take context as cause to change the definition of moderation. In the face of a brutal enemy in wartime perhaps a shot to ones head is a good choice if capture and torture to the death are eminent. A shot to the head of the very same you as an new born infant would be ludicrous to consider, but what if the newborn was the infant Hitler. In any case a single gun shot is a reasonable amount of shots. You don’t need to get a giant canon to perform the same shot to the head. Using a canon would be an extreme and would not be within moderation. Medication has directions for use, people can manage to die by drinking enough water. Moderation really isn’t “crap” at all. It’s a very wise part of being human that the older generations took as common sense.

      • LeslieFish

        January 4, 2014 at 3:41 am

        Actually, the berries of the yew are harmless and even nutritious. It’s the big yew seeds that contain the cyanide.

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        Eatign processed crap is the problem. We eat oysters, fish, crabs and muskrats and you can look at oysters those mofos are the best. If you look at red meat it only has protein and nothing else but fat.

      • Brandy McNamee

        May 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm

        you eat muskrats? o.O

      • morph2020

        February 6, 2014 at 6:29 pm

        Actually, the foundation of toxicology requires recognition of quantity as an important measure of whether something is toxic. Everything has a toxic level. Toxicologists use something called the dose-response curve. The more you take in, the greater the effect; eventually you reach a toxic level. You can drink enough water to kill yourself. The word “moderate” is being used to try to encourage people not to overindulge. Mae West claimed that “too much of a good thing is wonderful,” but it can be really harmful. Think of the generic term “food.” Too much “food” is toxic to the point of being deadly. It’s known as gross morbid obesity, but “carbon-poisoning” is not a bad term for too much food.

    • fatty

      January 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Your body can tell the difference between raw sugar and refined sugar and anything artificial. You have to realize that why you are fat. You eat food with HFC, MSG, and GM food and have been. If you go to European countries you will eat their food and will notice you don’t eat as much and over there you drink more juices and not the sodas. I went to Ukraine for a month and that was the only time I slept all night and the reason? No iced tea with all that sugar. Refined sugar is toxic. It should be banned.

  5. Alison

    September 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I disagree with this article. I live in South Korea and I’ve been dropping kilos and eating all these types of foods. White rice is eaten with every meal. It is all about your portions and what or how much you consume while you eat these foods…. And for fried food, there are so many healthier things that it could be cooked in than fatty oils.

    • Jay Law

      October 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

      That all goes down the drain for folks who have a touch of diabetes tho. Then things don’t get so easy.

      • jcolson1027

        October 14, 2013 at 4:57 am

        No it doesn’t. Eating healthy for diabetes is the same as eating healthy for any other person. The difference is that someone without diabetes can get away with it without the risk of hypo or hyper glycemic reactions.

      • harrison fink

        January 6, 2014 at 12:15 am

        it doesn’t matter about quantity of calories, but quality of calories. you could eat 100 calories of avocado and 100 calories of chips and the avocado would be better because it is a healthy fat, such as saturated fat.

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        I can eat a ton of baked French fries, but get a bucket full of those fried ones and half way through you get sick. It how you prepare it

    • james_the_bassist

      November 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

      Exactly, with fried food it depends on what type of oil you’re using, rapeseed and sunflower oil are probably the best options if you want to have something fried. As for rice, you proved the point I was going to make, in the Far East rice is eaten on pretty much a daily basis, and they have some of the healthiest diets in the world, especially in Singapore, Japan and Korea (I think each have an obesity rate of less than 2%). I think this article should be taken with a pinch of salt (pun unintended), because a good number of these foods I like eating occasionally, a couple regularly, and I’m nowhere near being obese!

      • Eat Right

        November 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        Exactly. It’s about portion control. If someone is having a side of white rice with a balanced meal, it’s one thing. If someone is having a mountain of white rice with their fried General Tso chicken (guilty your honor) or it’s laden with gravy and other fatty sauces, then it’s a whole different ballgame.

      • fatty

        January 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm

        You can eat tons of steamed fish and veggies, but eat tons of fried shit and it’s not what you are eating, but how it is prepared. Just like it’s not what some eat, but they drink a gallon of soda a day and that is the problem.

      • apprin

        February 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm

        Rice WAS one of the most healthful foods on the planet until we learned to polish the grain, give the starch base to humans and then give the healthful polish to livestock. In Asia, they still use whole rice. Todays American white rice is pure starch. We give the nutritious outer polish containing all the minerals and nutrients to cattle as a way for food processors (not farmers) to make a profit. This is all aside from the likelihood that you consume genetically modified (GMO) rice, which is a whole topic in itself. The American diet is laden with processes that make profits for marketers, processors, brokers and advertisers (notice farmers aren’t in the profit group). We are poisoning ourselves with the very products that we believe are helping us. Do some research on GMO foods and you’ll learn that up to 90 percent of your American food base is banned in other “developed” nations because of it’s health threats while our USDA embraces the chemical companies that produce the poison.

      • KA

        May 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        All I have to say it why wouldn’t you wash your rice?! I mean really people, the gelatinous goo is disgusting! The rice is clean and good and sticky and you can do anything with it. My Gramma taught us to always wash the starch out of rice. EEwwEEE! Rinse it clean folks, your thighs will thank you!

      • james_the_bassist

        November 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        I’m not from the US, what you said means nothing to me 😉

  6. Steven Bingham

    September 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    How you ever got through university with that grammar is beyond me.

  7. apowers02

    September 11, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I live off the molecules in the air, for instance I stand over different food stuffs and hyperventilate thus capturing all the nutrient rich air and also gulping helps too. It takes training and careful control of your body to do this. It works so good I need to lose a few pounds, can you believe it? Soon I’ll be putting out a book, it’ll be called ” Breaking Wind ” Thank you for looking at my words. Oh, rice is only to be used at weddings, thrown at the bride and grooms person with smiling faces. It’s so wonderful.

    • Jonathan Washington

      October 6, 2013 at 1:17 am

      Thank God For That

    • jcolson1027

      October 14, 2013 at 5:02 am

      Most well thought out answer. Thank you for your wisdom!

    • Yack62

      April 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Nope, can’t throw rice anymore, It kills the birds.

  8. steve button

    September 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    To say white rice has no nutritional value is completely false.

    Why would you allow that without fact-checking first? Fire your editor…

  9. anitahandle

    September 18, 2013 at 6:55 am

    If I could understand a single sentence you wrote, I might agree with you. By the way, what do you mean by “a spill in my Mechanical Engineering”? What is a “spill”? Perhaps English is not your native language. If not, keep working at it.

    • Defenseman13

      October 2, 2013 at 3:01 am

      You’re no picnic either, and you don’t have the education to boot. Stay off the internet.

    • Mjhmjh

      October 23, 2013 at 3:52 am

      I can’t see the original comment, but in case it’s relevant……… As well as the obvious meaning, a “spill” was a long piece of very thin wood that was used by smokers to light pipes, etc. (It was flat and of a similar length to a knife or chopstick.) You held the spill into a flame and then once the tip of it was smouldering,, took it out of the flame and used it to light a pipe or even a cigarette. Because it was long, it was safer for transferring a “light” than waving a match around.

      Spills were also quite useful for model-making. 🙂

  10. ant

    September 21, 2013 at 2:01 am

    many Asians eat rice incl me. people gain weight because they eat too much. its all about portion control

  11. dlwatib

    September 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    People will do themselves a big favor simply by ordering their hamburgers without cheese and mayonnaise. These two items practically double the calories in the sandwich, and they are almost entirely empty calories. If you’re worried you won’t be getting enough dairy without all that cheese, then substitute low fat or skim milk for the coke. If you are ordering at Wendy’s (or other restaurants that have baked potatoes), substitute a baked potato for french fries, and go easy on the butter and sour cream.

    • sleat

      October 3, 2013 at 8:33 am

      I disagree, with respect. Based on what you said above, throw away the bun, eat the burger, with extra cheese, and do whatever you want with the mayo, unless it’s a high-trans-fat variety. If it is, don’t eat it.

      The thing that puts bad (nutrient-free) calories in mayo is the sugar. Olive-oil mayo (or even, yes, coconut oil based mayo) with low sugar is a really good idea. Oh, and eggs are a really good thing. Baby chicks are in perfect health, and have eaten nothing but the contents of an egg.

      Low-fat milk is a farce. It’s basically sugar and water, with a few trace nutrients, and a few grams of protein.

      With the potato, I’d throw away the POTATO and eat the butter and sour cream. Get a sweet potato, or a squash, or some leafy veggies and put the dressing on that instead!

      I don’t know a single obese person who eats as I describe. I’d pay real money to see a single obese person who doesn’t eat lots carbs and sugar and “low fat” for the rest of their diet. “Low fat” and “lite” foods are a big fat lie. Google lowfat milk or read this: http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/07/02/lowfat-milk-may-not-be-as-healthy-as-we-thought-says-harvard-expert/

      Virtually 100% of my dairy is cream and cheeses, my heart is healthy, and I’m far from obese. Lots of eggs, leafy veg, and saturated fat, but virtually no carbs or sugar.

      Just my opinion of what seems to work well, backed up by some studies.

      • dlwatib

        October 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm

        You’re free to disagree as vehemently as you want. Who am I to tell you that your Atkins diet is ridiculous? But I wasn’t talking about homemade mayonnaise made with olive oil and you know it. I’m talking about the ordinary glop that American’s eat from sea to shining sea. Most people have no idea how many calories are in a slice of American cheese product, or a tablespoon of mayo. Those that do, know that I’m speaking the truth.

      • sleat

        October 4, 2013 at 5:33 am

        Yes, you’re certainly spot-on about US Mayonnaise. How about can we agree that people would be better off ditching that American Hamburger Bun, the one usually made with extra sugar and white flour?

        Yes, a slice of “American” cheese would be a waste of a good mouthful. But real cheddar, with 21 of its majestic 33 grams of fat saturated, will make a person feel fuller, faster, than the same number of calories of white flour and sugar. So which is better to eat?

        Can we at least agree that “lite” products that substitute cheaper HFCS for actual good fats (and then re-sell the fats elsewhere) are a rip-off, and an E-ticket ride to type-2 diabetes?

        Can we agree that It would be better to get 10 calories from unprocessed coconut oil, eggs, or cheese, than 10 calories from Crisco(tm) or a slurry of white flour, or starch and HFCS?

        Here’s a good experiment for those interested; eat eggs, cheese, butter, cream, protein, and veggies but little or no carbs, for just a few days, then have a cholesterol test. Now do the same with a typical American diet, replete with high GI foods. Will the blood cholesterol be very different, and if so, why?

        Hint – The cholesterols in human blood almost exclusively come from the liver, which is how statins work. The body can make the much-needed cholesterol out of anything a person eats…anything. It is generally not made from cholesterol-rich foods.

    • sleat

      October 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Can you say exactly what is wrong with cheese, and say, mayonnaise home-made with coconut oil, olive oil, and fresh eggs, and no added sugar?
      Please mention studies showing the details, thanks!

    • Xaviar

      May 29, 2014 at 4:02 am

      If people would either completely do away with or severely limit their meat consumption this would solve a variety of problems, firstly their own health. From a pure biological/scientific perspective, the only thing about our anatomy that leans towards the omnivore-carnivore side of the spectrum is our binocular vision, everything else “says” herbivore.

  12. Clayton Götterdämmerung Bruyn

    September 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    “Furthermore, in the US, canola, soybean, and corn oils are made primarily from genetically engineered crops, which come with their own set of health risks.” Care to substantiate that claim?

  13. Jay Law

    October 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Sour Dough is best for low glucose levels.

  14. Ariana

    October 2, 2013 at 6:09 am

    The last 2 pictures are milkbones really? It’s dog treats not human treats yeah of corse it’s bad for us who ever eats milkbones and you aren’t a dog needs help ,,,does anyone else see what I see?

    • Norm Glitz

      October 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      I’ve eaten dog Milkbones. Pretty bland. Lots of fiber, though.

  15. Ziv Bnd

    October 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Author, you lost me at “should never eat again.”
    “Never”? Really?
    Get a grip, and try to recall the common sense mantra of, “All things in moderation, including moderation.”
    Don’t go all fundamentalist on your recommendations, you lose more than you gain, if you get my drift.

    • julianzzz

      October 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

      Easy to never eat any of them, although fructose gets put in everything. If you cook, you control what you eat and what you are becoming. Dead easy to switch to brown rice and brown bread and oil based salad dressing. Fries? Donuts? Who needs them? Fructose, what for? I find it dead easy to consume less than 1600 calories once I cut out all packaged food. A “no brand” diet is the best. 7000 steps a day is easy, however you have to avoid snacks to lose weight, so far, eight pounds down in three months, slow and steady, accurate measurement and no crash dieting is essential.

  16. Adrian Hum

    October 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I guess when an article leads with such a sensational title is just plain good value when it comes to loading your SEO isn’t it. I would suggest that you advise a certain amount of moderation in consuming these foods.

    You also mention fried foods, a well done flash fry does preserve the nutritional value of products like fish, while it gathers fats and fat oil toxins as it slowly broils or grills in its own oils.

  17. Ziv Bnd

    October 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    David, given that your email is queennaomi and you couldn’t write a paragraph to save your life, I am not sure I really want your opinion on anything.

    • NaijAfrik

      October 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Well Mr/Miss/Mrs. I didn’t remember dropping any opinion not even to you. Your name sounds like a domestic washing agent… for real, is that your real name? lol… Thanks for not wanting my opinion, at least you could read through…

  18. Sword of Gideon

    October 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    It doesn’t appear that english is your primary language. Unfortunately, your writing is so poor it is difficult to follow what you are trying to say. I suggest that you dictate your thoughts to someone more fluent and re-post.

  19. Johnny Kronaz

    October 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Well this was a complete waste of time. And there’s nothing *inherently* wrong with HFCS either. Your body can’t distinguish it from any of the other sugars you eat. The problem with HFCS is that the food industry has decided that it belongs in EVERYTHING. It’s the sugar overload in general that’s making us fat, not HFCS by itself.

  20. DS

    October 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    White rice has no nutritional value??? Maybe that isn’t much a bad thing.

    The main issue in most western countries is that people have too much nutrition.

    In fact people from the two countries with the longest life expectancy (Hong Kong and Japan) eat tons of fried food and white rice every day. I will take my white rice with tempura any day over your so-called healthy sandwich and salad.

    • fatty

      January 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      yes, but drink soda with that and sit on your arse. In cities some people do a lot of walking. Americans walk to the toilet.

  21. Defiant

    October 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Oh well…guess I’ll stop eating. Er…maybe I’ll stick with cardboard and grass. Then I’ll step off the curb and get killed by a bus. Seriously though, to each his own…but I don’t WANT to live longer if I’m eating BORING food.

    • BOH1066

      November 6, 2013 at 2:24 am

      EXACTLY! i’ll gladly live for fewer years in exchange for the ability to eat incredibly yummy, pure butter, heavy cream, decadent desserts. same goes for fried foods and collard greens made w/bacon. i eat a moderately healthy diet but DO like to indulge. i feel the same about exercising, especially running/treadmill/stairclimbers. i might add 5 years to my life but i’d spend them….???????………pointlessly. much exercise is nothing more than a tedious enterprise. the human organism is not meant to live for 100+ years. a perfect example is the following fact: if they live long enough, ALL men will get prostate cancer. 100% likelihood of occurrence. 90+% of autopsied geriatric males have some degree of that cancer. we are machines with a finite working time. this need to cheat, or at least indefinitely put off, death is not just futile but also robs us of many pleasures.

      • Giovanni Dattoma

        December 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm

        What you say makes sense…unless we contemplate the growing health problems and growing cost to service people who just indulge as if there is no tomorrow: food, alcohol, smoking. Should people who are less indulgent have to pay for those who just indulge?

      • Tom Gray

        December 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm

        Eat as much butter, heavy cream, and bacon as you want..they’re NOT bad for you. I wish people would stop passing the ‘saturated fat is bad’ myth around. It’s been debunked for a long time now. In fact, reducing saturated fat intake actually CAUSES health problems and makes you live LESS.

      • BOH1066

        January 5, 2014 at 6:32 pm

        yes. but trying to begin a complicated scientific dialogue with the lemmings comprising most of the american public is another exercise in futility.

    • fatty

      January 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Hec yeah so just eep on eating the pizzas and fast food, because it’s not only toxic but it is exepensive. I now a stupid fat girl in Cambridge Md. who only eats McDonald’s and pizzas and was wondering why she was broke. You can’t eat $6 average in a meal for four people. Thin two Big Macs and large fries and soda is about $8. Your food bill would be about $160 a week for one person. Quit doing this shit.

  22. Mike

    October 11, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Just what are the health risks for genetically engineered crops?

    • Norm Glitz

      October 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      None. Just scarey imaginations of something they don’t understand.
      It’s new so it must be baaaad!!! The sky is falling!! The sky is falling!!

    • sictransitstella

      October 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Not all GM crops are the same. Many are benign, and make small additions that either alter its growth cycle a bit, pushing it to bear fruit earlier, etc., tolerate drought conditions, or resistance to the widespread tobacco mosaic virus.

      But then there others like Bt soy, corn, and rapeseed (canola) crops which do need more research as they create the pesticide Bt toxin endogenously. The risks of course would be the same as risks associated to pesticides in general, more or less depending on how much of the toxin the plant decides to produce and how potent its affect on the human body is.

      So, anything from nothing, to low-grade chronic inflammation, to cancer.

  23. Mike

    October 11, 2013 at 12:45 am

    HFCS is bad for you? How is that?

  24. Ernie

    October 12, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I eat most of which is so called harmful and yet don’t have health issues, coz I eat with moderation and my metabalisism is spot on when I do my regular doctor visits. Never lernt to spell, to bisy playing at skool

  25. G Anderson

    October 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    The writer thinks it is normal for a person to eat 3 or 4 (or 10) chicken thighs? I think this is the problem. The assumption is that you will eat enough for an entire football team. Not very reasonable.

  26. Psylisa

    October 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Fried foods are fine in moderation, and if fried properly. Yes, it’s more fat added than baking or broiling, but if we all stuck to using the lowest-fat cooking method, we’d all be hard-pressing our meats between two hot bricks to squeeze out every ounce of fat!

  27. Joe Louis

    October 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I disagree with the white rice. White rice is a complex carbohydrate and therefore stores energy until you next need the energy to do something. Yes, it is bad for people to eat a whole bowl of rice and not even go outside for the next 3 week because then it will just sit there and end up storing fat. But for people who excerise and need a lot of energy, it is one of the best foods out there!

  28. SoundsBogus

    October 19, 2013 at 2:20 am

    There’s nothing wrong with calories. They are units of energy meant to be burned. It’s only a problem if you’re lazy, then calories will go to storage. Otherwise, don’t be afraid of high calorie foods. Know you’re getting a lot of energy and go out and use it!

    • chiluvr1228

      November 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Unfortunately the most activity people get today is walking from the fridge to the TV.

  29. Wallapalla

    October 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Moderation is the key to life, If you’ll stay at that, you’ll never have a problem. 🙂

  30. Jared

    October 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I get tired of people spreading misinformation about genetically modified crops. This article’s a typical example: “…come with their own set of health risks” without giving any proof or even any detail. Way to scare people unnecessarily.

  31. [email protected]

    October 23, 2013 at 12:31 am

    hey you can burn calories by laughing…also by horse back riding for a hour can shred 400 calories!!!! ONLY FOR ONE HOUR!!!!!

  32. Wroots

    October 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Five foods one should never eat again? Easy, Squash, squash, squash, squash and squash. Another five are spinach, spinach, spinach, spinach and spinach.

  33. TONNEH

    October 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm


  34. Diane Phillipa

    October 27, 2013 at 1:06 am

    After reading thsi list I’m not sure if I should just kill myself now. Whole meal bread (dry and revolting) Brown rice (never cooks right). No fried foods, no tasty dressings what is the point of living. I would rather eat tasty foods than live fiver years longer!

  35. tony greene

    October 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    No salad dressing either?

  36. LuckytoBeAlive007

    November 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Read the labels on EVERYTHING when you shop. More items are made with high fructose corn syrup and since grocers are lobbying against labeling of GMO’s you have to take a non-GMO list with you to the store. Most of our produce is genetically modified unless is is labeled organic.

  37. Jane Johann

    November 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Worthwhile read. Basically do NOT eat: 1.White Bread; 2.Fried Foods; 3.Cream-based salad dressings; 4.White rice; 5.High fructose corn syrup.

  38. bsmsnudge

    November 4, 2013 at 5:20 am

    I want some chips, big ones cooked in lard or dripping, loads of salt and vinegar, very sweet, very tasty.

  39. racdula

    November 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Stupid people live to eat. Sensible people eat to live.

  40. Felicia R Faulkner

    November 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    About a year ago I spent a good 15 minutes in front of the bread isle looking through everyone to see which was whole wheat WITHOUT high fructose corn syrup. Finally found one. Nature’s Own. And it’s on the cheaper side too, between $2.50 and $2.99. And my husband is very picky and he likes it too.

  41. jeff_albertson

    November 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    French and europeans eat tons of bread and arent obese.
    Chinese eat tons of rice and arent obese. (asians eat a ton of fried foods but they also eat lots of veggies)

    btw, soft drink and sodas is the same thing: sugar.

    Moderation is the key.

    Eat donuts once a month or every two months and its not a problem. scarf down 12 krispy kreme lard specials a few times a week and its a problem.

    and has anyone seen people eat sandwich where bread is replaced by salad leaf who arent fanatics?
    Bring that to work and each a nice soggy leaf sandwich after it sits in the bag for 4-5hrs..

  42. PeteRoeder

    November 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    The idea that you should NEVER eat these things is patently ridiculous. Your health isn’t affected by something you eat occasionally. The foods that have an impact on your health are the ones you eat every day. An occasional fish and chips meal or a doughnut won’t make you fat or unhealthy.

  43. jason

    November 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Are you saying I shouldn’t pan fry foods with a little olive oil??? Really? That’s absurd.

  44. Beasley2K

    November 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    And I’m still not gonna change a thing.

  45. Ishkabibble

    November 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Laughable. “donuts are….”

    Uh yeah, cuz that’s what I was thinking; in order to process this information, we’ll all need a working definition of what a donut or piece of fried chicken is.

  46. shygirl2013

    November 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    The one about fried foods is not altogether true. I am diabetic, have normal blood sugar, got my blood pressure down from 215/115 to 128/82 and lost 100 pounds in 36 weeks (I am not lying. I have pictures to prove it) and I eat fried foods. I eat fries, tater tots, fried fish, fried calamari. It’s not that they are fried. It’s the amount. I have cut my portion sizes in half or more. I have, however, gotten rid of sugar and white bread. I have 100% whole wheat, whole grain bread. I count carbs, not calories. I balance everything out. If you try to get rid of things you like, you will crave them and binge on them.

  47. lakawak

    December 2, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Most people will reach for snacks within a few hours of eating ANY food…not just white bread.

  48. Ohwell

    December 4, 2013 at 3:41 am

    I eat junk food all day long and have not gained an ounce in years and am more healthy then thes fitness nutritionist “experts”.
    These studies and advice is just 1 person’s opinion every body is different.Each week there is always a new food we shouldn’t eat along with a new disease caused by good food or things people have enjoyed for years…
    Funny how all this started when the phony fonda videos came out and everyone jumped on the fitness bandwagon and obesity started to get so high.
    Those super models in the videos never weighed more then you see,they are paid,..open your eyes people and go by how YOU feel.

  49. SoySauce

    December 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    LOL. I have to say, bashing white rice? You may want to tell that to the Japanese, who on average are healthier, more thinly toned, live longer, have younger looking skin etc than americans like yourself and yet eat white rice daily.

    • driguana

      January 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      I love white rice! If I have a choice between white and brown….it’s not a choice!
      And Sunday is always Donut Day in our house…..a couple of donuts and some really good hot chocolate….and we’re all healthy and slender…..go figure.

  50. Sgt.Rock

    December 6, 2013 at 2:20 am

    what a croc of dew…86 and still lifting,running and situps everyday 4:00am..too some degree know what you eat how much of it and stop letting anyone tell you what you should eat…former drill Instructor and marine and still do what most of you wont even touch..shame on you all…OOOrahhhh..

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