As we stare at the piles of Halloween candy…either leftovers from last night or the kiddies bag of ‘trick or treat’ goodies, you may wonder, ‘what is the worst for my waistline?’ I have a HUGE bad of leftover candy that is calling my name! But guess what? It’s not candy at all!

If you are trying to lose weight, nutrition researchers have determined that potato chips and soda are the worst foods for your waistline! In a recent large study examining what foods were most associated with weight gain, potato chips and sweetened drinks stood out as the ultimate arch villains. Indeed, not all snacks are created equal. Here’s why:

In a recent Harvard study, researchers tracked 100,000 Americans who were not overweight to begin with every 4 years to see who gained the most weight and what foods they ate. They found that an expanding waistline was most strongly linked to potato chips and sugar-sweetened drinks. The researchers tracked lifestyle choices, too. No surprise here: Watching too much TV and working out too little were surefire ways to balloon out over time.

What is your biggest ‘diet downfall?’


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