Sadly, many foods that are targeted at dieters actually work against losing weight. For most people, weight gain and health issues stem from an overconsumption of sugar, not dietary fat. When fat and sugar are eaten together, the fat balances how quickly sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. When the fat is removed, the balance is lost -- with negative effects on weight and health.
Rather than reaching for fat-free or diet versions of your favorite food, choose a smaller amount of the real thing or a healthier option. Here are 10 foods dieters should avoid.