High-calorie foods with low nutrient value are pervasive throughout the world. Increases in food production have lead to increases in portion sizes, and increases in waistlines. This chain reaction has fueled the obesity epidemic where over a third of the U.S. population is now obese.
In addition to reducing portion sizes, avoiding the high-calorie foods listed below is a great way to avoid consuming excessive calories, and help with losing weight, or keeping weight off altogether.
High-calorie foods to avoid include fast foods, processed meats, desserts, candies, fatty meats, bread products, snacks, sugary drinks, alcohol, and condiments. Get details on exactly which foods are the worst in each of these groups.
For more information see the article on low-calorie high fiber foods, high protein low carb weight loss meal plans, and the BMI weight loss calculator. Looking to gain weight or pack on healthy lean muscle? Check out the list of healthy high calorie foods.