These foods are anything but healthy. Leave these 11 diet-sabotoging culprits behind and satisfying with these diet-worthy alternatives instead.
1. Low-Fat and Fat-Free Mayo
Sure, the calories and fat got slashed, but what replaced them was modified food starch, high fructose corn syrup, a touch of soybean oil, and lots of chemical preservatives. Saving some fat and calories isn’t worth the sugar and chemicals it adds to your diet—never mind that these spreads don’t taste much like real mayonnaise either.
So what to spread on your sandwich? Choose a light mayo (around 50% less fat and calories) made with real eggs and olive oil and without corn syrup. Or, use just a touch of real mayo. Another alternative: try slices of avocado or another spread such as guacamole, hummus, or pesto instead. You’ll get healthy fat but fewer calories since you don’t need as much thanks to their strong flavors.