Diet-Harming Foods

Fried Chicken Fried chicken is delicious but high in calories and fat. The crispy, golden coating is hard to resist, but remember, it's also a calorie bomb. Instead, eat grilled or baked chicken.

Loaded Nachos Loaded nachos are a party favorite but bad for your waistline. These nachos will weigh you down with cheese, sour cream, and other high-calorie toppings. Try vegetable sticks with a mild dip to stop snacking.

Bacon burger Bacon Cheeseburgers are calorie-laden. This juicy, meaty, cheesy delicacy is tantalizing, but it's also a one-way ticket to calorie town. Avoid regret with a turkey or veggie burger with fresh toppings.

Deep-Dish Pizza Deep Dish Pizza is a calorie-laden, gooey, cheesy masterpiece. This diet-busting pizza has a thick crust, plenty of cheese, sauce, and toppings. Thin-crust vegetarian pizza is lighter and healthier.


Mac and Cheese Mac and cheese is comfort food but high in calories. Delicious but fattening, the creamy, cheesy sauce. Try tomato-sauced spaghetti instead.

Creamy Alfredo Pasta Another calorie-laden pasta dish is Creamy Alfredo. Buttery sauce is delicious but high in fat and calories. A guilt-free pasta dish is a fresh tomato basil sauce.

Chicken and Waffles Chicken and waffles are delicious but high in calories. Deep-fried chicken and syrup-soaked waffles are calorie-laden. Try a whole-grain waffle with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt.

Loaded Potato Loaded baked potatoes look harmless, but they're calorie bombs. This potato's bacon, cheese, and sour cream toppings make it diet-unfriendly. Baked sweet potatoes with lighter toppings are healthier.

Ice cream sundaes  are decadent but bad for your waistline. Ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and other sugary toppings increase the calories. A healthy dessert is a modest dish of sorbet or frozen yogurt with fruit.