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Give It Up: Top 10 Worst Foods
By Lisa Mosing, MS, RD, FADA - Published October 21, 2011

Why do we crave creamy, crunchy, fried dishes that cause bulging waistlines, higher cholesterol and rising blood pressure? Because they taste good.
1. Chips
One ounce of potato chips has 152 calories and 10 grams of fat (three grams saturated)." If you eat just three ounces a week, in one year you'll have consumed 23,400 calories and added about seven pounds to your waistline
2. Non-Dairy Toppings
As luscious as they are, Cool Whip and its kin are mostly corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oil − stuff you donʼt want floating in your arteries. One tablespoon is 32 calories, but who stops at just one?
3. Doughnuts
White flour, vegetable shortening, white sugar... and deep-fried to boot. One glazed Krispy Kreme packs 200 calories and 12 grams of fat, including heart-stopping saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol.
4. Fettuccine Alfredo
Strips of pasta drenched with butter, cream and parmesan cheese – whatʼs not to love? How about its fat and calories! A 3-ounce serving (about the size of your fist) has 543 calories and 33 grams of fat (19 of which are saturated).
5. Sausages
Whether you fry them for breakfast or boil 'em in beer, sausages are a health hazard. A single link packs 217 calories and 19.5 grams of fat.

6. Fried Chicken
A fried chicken breast has nearly 400 calories and 22 grams of fat. The Colonel wouldn’t be happy to hear this, but those platters of fried fowl have to go. What do you expect when you batter and fry chicken, skins and all?
7. Imitation Cheese in a Can
Some people love this stuff. But they ignore their protesting hearts: Two tablespoons – about the amount you’d put on two crackers – packs 276 calories and 21 grams of fat, 13 grams of which are saturated.
8. French Fries
One large order (6 ounces) of fast-food fries from a typical commercial restaurant contains roughly 570 calories, half of which are from fat. (That's probably why we love them, and usually polish off the serving!) If you are in a restaurant order includes a large hamburger (such as Burger King’s Whopper), tack on 670 calories and 39 grams of fat.
9. Soft White Bread
You may as well have a candy bar.
A slice of white bread offers little more than 65 calories of white flour, a simple and rapidly digested carbohydrate that causes your blood sugar to rise and crash, like any simple sugar. And, because it has so few nutrients, white bread leaves you feeling hungry for the fiber and vitamins your body needs.
10. Fried Wontons
These delicate triangles, often filled with meat, shrimp or cream cheese, are deep- fried to a crispy crunch. Often served as appetizers, these bite size morsels seem harmless, but pop a few too many in your mouth and they’ve added up to a whole meal.