The Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat if You Want to Lose Weight

Stay away from the worst foods on this list if you're trying to lose weight! Losing weight involves choices. When you choose healthier foods that are lower in calories, you will lose weight. When you eat too many fatty foods, you gain weight. That’s just common sense.

American’s especially, are obsessed with fast foods. Some people eat out at least once a day or simply buy frozen entrees they can throw in the oven and heat up quickly. As Montel used to remind us, 'Buyer Beware'!



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The foods below have a tremendous amount of calories in them plus you’ll spend a whole lot more money if you buy them! Making home cooked meals might be a little more inconvenient but you will (hopefully) eat healthier and you’ll stay away from these worst foods which are high fat and calorie foods that make you gain weight.

When you shop for groceries, make healthier selections. It really doesn’t take that long to cook something at home. There are too many healthy, fast meals you can make at home, that will help you with your weight loss goals. Another way to avoid any fast food addiction, is to search online for healthy meals you can make in a snap. There are thousands to choose from, so no excuses! Or just watch Rachel Ray occasionally. She’s got some great ideas for healthy foods that keep you healthy.

Portions are also important when you eat. When you eat the right portions, you can divide your worst foods meals into smaller portions and eat them throughout the day. That way at least you won't get all your calories for the day in one sitting.

When you’re trying to lose weight, stay away from these worst foods. They are calorie killers that only make you fatter!

Top 20 Worst Foods in America



20) Worst Fast Food Chicken Meal - Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips from McDonald's (5 pieces) with creamy ranch sauce. 830 Calories, 55 grams fat (4.5 trans fat), 48 carbs. Add a large fries and regular soda and this seemingly innocent chicken meal tops out at 1,710 calories.


19) Worst Drink - Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie (30 fl oz). 900 calories, 10 g fat, 183 carbs, 166 g sugar. Jamba Juice calls it a smoothie, MSNBC calls it a milk shake. This shake contains as much sugar as 8 pints of Ben & Jerry's butter pecan ice cream.


18) Worst Supermarket Meal - Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie (whole pie). 1,020 calories, 64 g fat, 86 g carbs. The label may say this pie serves two but whoever divided a small pot pie in half? Once you crack the crust, there is usually no stopping.


17) Worst 'Healthy' Burger - Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger. 1,145 calories, 71 g fat, 56 g carbs.


16) Worst Mexican Entree - Chipotle Mexican Grill Chicken Burrito. 1,179 calories, 47 g fat, 125 g carbs, 2,656 mg sodium.


15) Worst Kids' Meal - Macaroni Grill Double Macaroni 'n' Cheese. 1,210 calories, 62 g fat, 3,450 mg sodium. That's like giving your kid 1&1/2 boxes of Kraft mac 'n' cheese to eat.


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14) Worst Sandwich - Quiznos Classic Italian (large). 1,528 calories, 92 g fat, 4,604 mg sodium, 110 g carbs. A (very) large homemade sandwich would more likely have around 500 calories.


13) Worst Salad - On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef. 1,450 calories, 102 g fat, 78 g carbs, 2,410 mg sodium. Five different On the Border salads on their menu contain more than 1,100 calories each. A healthy salad at home might give you 350 calories.


12) Worst Burger - Carl's Jr.'s Double Six Dollar Burger. (Hardee's on East Coast). 1,520 calories! , 111g fat. Carl's Jr. brags it's home to this enormous sandwich, but the restaurant chain also provides convenient nutrition info on its Web site! Ignorance is no excuse for eating this!


11) Worst Steak - Lonestar 20 oz T-bone. 1,540 calories, 124g fat. Add a baked potato and Lonestar's Signature Lettuce Wedge, and this is a 2,700 calorie blowout for you tummy.


10) Worst Breakfast - Bob Evans Caramel Banana Pecan Cream Stacked and Stuffed hotcakes. 1,540 calories, 77 g fat (9 g trans fat), 198 g carbs, 109 g sugar. Five Egg McMuffins yield the same calories as this one stack of sugar-stuffed flapjacks, which is truly a heavy breakfast, weighing in at 1&1/2 pounds.

9) Worst Dessert - Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream. 1,600 calories, 78 g fat, 215 g carbs. Would you eat a Big Mac for dessert? How about three? That's the calorie equivalent of this decadent dessert. Chili's customers get their money's worth and a whole lot more!


8) Worst Chinese Entree - P.F. Chang's Pork Lo Mein. 1,820 calories, 127 g fat,! 95 g carbs. The fat in this dish alone provides more than 1,100 calories. You'd have to eat almost five servings of pasta to equal the number of carbs it contains.


7) Worst Chicken Entree - Chili's Honey Chipotle Crispers with Chipotle Sauce. 2,040 calories, 99 g fat, 240 g carbs. 'Crispers' refers to an extra thick layer of break crumbs that soak up oils but will also add unnecessary calories and carbs to these extra crunchy chicken strips.


6) Worst Fish Entree - On the Border Dos XX Fish Tacos with Rice and Beans. 2,100 calories, 130 g fat, 169 g carbs, 4,700 mg sodium. Perhaps the most misleadingly named dish in America : A dozen regular tacos from Taco Bell will saddle you with fewer calories.


5) Worst Pizza - Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Personal Pizza. 2,310 calories, 162 g fat, 123 g carbs, 4,470 mg sodium. Eating this 'personal' pizza is equal to eating 18 slices of Domino's Crunchy Thin Crust cheese pizza.


4) Worst Pasta - Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs with Meat Sauce. 2,430 calories, 128 g fat, 207 g carbs, 5,290 mg sodium. This one meal satisfies your calorie requirements for an entire day.


3) Worst Nachos - On the Border Stacked Border Nachos. 2,740 calories, 166 g fat, 191 g carbs, 5,280 sodium.


2) Worst Starter - Chili's Awesome Blossom. 2,710 calories, 203 g fat, 194 g carbs, 6,360 mg sodium. This might be extra yummy but it's also extra fatty!


Out of all the worst foods you can eat, this next one tops in as the #1 worst food in America!

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#1) Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing. 2,900 calories, 182g fat, 240g carbs. Even if you split this with three friends, you'll have downed a dinner's worth of calories before you even start dinner.


You may notice that there are several food chains that have more than one of the worst foods on the list! Stay away from these restaurants if you're trying to lose weight. Their foods might taste really good, but if you're moving towards weight loss success, you must stay away from these worst foods and the restaurant chains that serve them!





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