High-calorie foods with low nutrient value (referred to as "empty calories") are widely consumed throughout the world, particularly in the typical "Western" diet. Increases in food production have led to increases in portion sizes, and in turn, increases in waistlines. This chain reaction has fuelled the obesity epidemic, with over a third of the U.S. population now classified as clinically obese.
In addition to reducing portion sizes, avoiding the high-calorie foods listed below is a great way to improve your health and help manage your weight.
High-calorie foods to avoid include fast foods, processed meats, desserts, candies, fatty meats, white bread products, snacks, sugary drinks, alcohol, and condiments.
154 calories in 1.5oz of coffee cream liqueur (Baileys)
153 calories in a 12oz can of beer
129 calories in a 5oz glass of Zinfandel
127 calories in a 5oz glass of red wine (Burgundy)
Less alcohol means fewer calories. While it can be considered healthy to have 1 drink a day, any more packs on calories and carries other bad health effects. See the list of low calorie wines, and the list of beverages high in calories.