No matter how many times you hit the gym, certain things in your pantry spell serious trouble for your weight-loss goals. If you’re like most Americans, you dread the moment the doctor asks you to step on the scale during your annual visit.
There’s no doubt about it — we’re all getting heavier. CBS News reports the average American is 15 pounds heavier now than they were in the ’80s and ’90s. What’s to blame? Our diets. You’ll gain weight fast if you eat the following foods. One popular salad staple, in particular, will make you gain weight like crazy (on page 10).
1. Fresh juice
Numbers don’t lie: One bottle of the popular pomegranate blueberry Naked juice has 61 grams of sugar!
Juicing is a huge health craze, but the wrong juice each day could lead to an expanding waist. JJ Virgin, a nutrition expert, tells Harper’s Bazaar eating an apple is much different than drinking fresh juice; the whole fruit offers fiber and phytonutrients that slow the absorption of sugar. Drinking the juice is not much better than having a sugar-sweetened beverage.
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