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4 foods to avoid when you want to lose weight

While there are plenty of foods that help burn fat and make it easier to lose weight, there are many others that interfere with your ability to shed pounds. Learn about some of the worst contenders dieticians want you to avoid this holiday season and beyond. Keep them in mind as you plan Phentermine 37.5mg-inspired meals.


Granola may seem like a healthy breakfast choice, but it’s actually loaded with calories, sugar, and up to 15 grams of fat depending on the brand.

The calories [from granola] can easily add up to over 600 calories, just at breakfast,” says Toby Amidor, RD, a nutrition expert and author.

Pre-Made Smoothies

Stick to smoothies you make yourself so you know exactly what’s going into them. Pre-made smoothies can contain up to 1,000 calories!

An average height woman who is trying to lose weight is probably on a 1,200 to 1,400 calorie diet,” Amidor says. “So consuming one smoothie with 1,000 calories can easily sabotage any weight loss efforts.”

Blue Corn Chips

These chips may seem healthier than their potato counterparts, but they are no friend to quick weight loss.

Yes, blue corn contains the antioxidant anthocyanin,” explains certified culinary nutritionist Trudy Stone. “However, much of the good stuff gets baked away during the process of creating the chips that very little nutritional value is left—leaving them not much healthier than your typical tortilla chip.”

Salad Toppings

Croutons, bacon bits, cheese, and creamy dressings turn healthy salads into calorie bombs.

Salad items like nuts, fruits, some dressings and extras like croutons and cran-raisins, can actually add an extra 300-400 calories to the meal,” says Angela Godwin, FNP-BC MSN, clinical instructor at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. “Instead, greens and proteins can make a salad more filling with less fat.”

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