What foods should I not eat when I'm trying to lose weight?

Honestly, You can eat anything you want & still lose weight as long as you eat the right amount of calories (see why) but the foods below may cause you to gain weight because they increase your hunger & cravings to a point where you'll end up eating too many calories and they may cause you to gain excess water weight so…

Foods You Must AVOID When Trying to Lose Weight Are…

36 Foods NOT to Eat When Trying to Lose Weight

  1. All Desserts (even the Sahara)
  2. Artificial sweeteners (like Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet N Low)
  3. Breads, pastas & baked goods made with white flour
  4. Buttered or Flavored Popcorn
  5. Cakes
  6. Candy
  7. Canned fruits w/added sugar
  8. Coffee w/added cream & sugar (How to lose weight with coffee)
  9. Cookies
  10. Doughnuts
  11. Fast Foods
  12. Flavored yogurt
  13. Flavored Water
  14. Frosting
  15. Gums
  16. Ice cream
  17. Liquorice
  18. Milk Chocolate (Dark Chocolate helps you lose weight)
  19. Mint Sweets
  20. Multi-grain bread
  21. Pizza
  22. Pies
  23. Plain Jam
  24. Potato chips & French fries
  25. Puddings
  26. Salted or Smoked nuts
  27. Soda pop such as Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, etc.
  28. Sugary cereals
  29. Sugary Drinks (artificially flavored fruit juices, sweet teas & bottled green teas)
  30. Sugary Energy Bars
  31. Sugary Granola
  32. Sweet Pickles
  33. Syrup
  34. Toffee
  35. White Bread / Bagels
  36. White rice

But Can I Eat Anything I Want & Still Lose Weight?

foods to avoid lose weight

Yes, as long as you eat the right amount of calories to lose weight so for example…

If you need to eat less than 2000 calories per day to lose weight then its only 'BAD' for weight loss if you eat over 2000 calories and usually when a majority of your diet is from the list of foods not to eat you're more likely to end up eating MORE than you need to lose weight

Please note: Although you can lose weight eating the unhealthy foods listed on this page… You are more likely to develop unwarranted health issues like diabetes, yellow teeth, bad skin, looking older & etc.

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Kay Z.

Hi Adrian, I’m 25 and 5’4”. I’m also about 195lbs. I want to lose about 50lbs as quick as possible. My main reason for wanting to lose weight is so I can love myself again and be healthier. I have a pretty busy schedule, and have limited home space to workout in. I have a bit of a belly. Reading up on all your diets and useful info, I’m still not quite sure where to start. Please help me love myself again.

August 20, 2018

Adrian Bryant

this home plan is perfect for you even if space is limited and your sched is busy

August 20, 2018


Hello I Am 5’3 and weigh 300 pounds and I need to lose weight. I would love to get to 200lbs. Also I don’t won’t my skin saggy so I need to know to tighten up my body. Thanks.😍

August 19, 2018


Hi, my name Britney, I am 19 years old, 5 ft 8 inches and I weigh 245 lbs. My skin is tight so it kinda squeezes the fat so its not very flabby but I really want to shed all this weight and reach about 160 lbs quickly. what should I do? Please help me.

July 17, 2018



I was wondering why you claim that people can lose weight eating anything they want, then at the end of the article you list 42 (whatever the amount) things they can't eat. This article makes NO sense. For instance, you say Don't Drink Your Calories, then a paragraph away there are drink recipes??? I am not trying to be mean, but maybe you should just have a good read-through and make some changes. Thanks, Kristine

July 04, 2018

Adrian Bryant

LOL - you must have skimmed the article SUPER FAST bc I mention it EARLY in the article.

You want to avoid this foods b/c they increase your appetite making you want to eat more OR too many calories which MAY cause you to gain weight.

eating anything is fine as long as you watch calorie intake

July 05, 2018


Hi I'm 12 and about 108 pounds and 5,5. I'm naturally very skinny and would like to gain weight and be slim thick. Please help

June 01, 2018


Hi I'm mercedes , I'm 11 years old and I weigh 160 pounds and I need to lose belly fat and thigh fat but I keep going back to eating unhealthy food please help me.

June 01, 2018


i dont have time to cook and weigh my good. can i eat lean cuisine meals through out the day and lose weight?

April 27, 2018


Hi my name is Kay. I am 12 and I want to lose my love handles and some stomach fat. I weigh about 132 lbs.Please help

April 23, 2018


my name is Doreen and I weigh 80kg. I need to loose weight.

February 06, 2018


Hi Adrian!,I am 10 you must be wondering why would a 10 year old need to lose weight well it is because I am over weight I am 137 pounds and I really need to lose weight but I don't know how please help me,you are my only hope

January 24, 2018


Take Nopalina ladies. They sell them in Cardenas, Walmart and El Super. That will make you lose your stomach. It makes you go to the bathroom because your removing everything from your stomach. It's not fat. It's junk that stays in your stomach walls. I use it.

May 04, 2017


Hi. I am a 42yr old female. I have been blessed with good genes I guess because up to this point (even after 3 kids) I have remained slim & fit.
It seems like overnight I have gained 10lbs & in all the wrong places.
I am addicted to CocaCola...which I am working on. But I need to lose this weight as well as tone my flabby arms & belly.
What do U suggest??

April 01, 2017


that is called skinny fat. you should avoid processed food, sugar limit salt - use himalayan salt or sea salt instead - avoid saturated fats and use natural source of fat like avocado, coconut oil, nuts

September 19, 2017


Please, how can i lose upper-arm fat or bat-wings ? Thanks.

December 29, 2016


I'm trying to lose weight now i'm 76.8kg coming from 77,9kg and i also have a problem with my upper arm lazy to wave my hands coz they irritating when they swinging please help.

January 22, 2018

Adrian Bryant

then start here

January 22, 2018


im 15 and 170lbs or like 75 kg my height is 5ft3inch how shall i loose weight I'm very fat and yes please help

November 20, 2016

Adrian Bryant

by doing 1 of these plans here that best fits your lifestlye

November 21, 2016

Priscilla Endicott

I feel sleepy and drained constantly and I can't have caffeine or vitamin b or ginseng. What am I doing wrong? Also I can't have wheat bread due to all the gluten so I can only have white bread.

November 02, 2016


Hi, I'm 42, 5'7.5" and have hit the highest weight I've ever been in my life at 245 pounds. I also have PCOS (diagnosed when I was in high school).My husband and I are trying to have a second child but I don't want to put either a baby or myself in physical harm by not being in better shape to carry to term without incident.
I have tried everything from counting points to calories and have had some successes, but none that 'stuck.'
Now I have a toddler and am a stay at home momma with limited 'me' time, but I don't want to give up!!
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!

November 01, 2016

Adrian Bryant

start here

November 02, 2016



November 02, 2016


Hi! I am 5'5, 18 years old, and 160 pounds. I want to get to around 120-125. I am going to try intermittent fasting and eat 1500 calories but what exercises should I be doing? My problem areas are my thighs, stomach, and biceps and I want to build more muscle. Help please!!

October 03, 2016

Adrian Bryant

do this

October 03, 2016


Hi Adrian, in the list food not to eat you mention on of it is artificial sweetner,so my question is what about honey.Is it okay to add honey in green tea and coffee I need answer ASAP please.Thanks in advance.

August 29, 2016

Adrian Bryant

yes that is okay but actually you can eat anything you want as long as you watch your caloriees. see why here

August 30, 2016


Hi, I am 28 years old and height is 5' 8'' and my weight is 75 and waist is 34. I want to reach weight to 60 and waist to 30. Please suggest me the better food which contains good amount of vitamins and nutrition supplements.

Thanks in advance.

June 23, 2016

Adrian Bryant

these foods

June 23, 2016


Can I still eat some sweets but not every day like maybe 2 every 2weeks

June 21, 2016

Adrian Bryant

you can have sweets. see this

June 21, 2016


i thought you said that we could eat anything we want as long as we count calories

June 15, 2016

Adrian Bryant

that's correct but the foods on this page will cause you to have cravings which may cause you to eat too many calroeis

June 15, 2016


Hi I'm 14 and "5"3" I want to loose some stomach fat any ideas?

April 27, 2016

Adrian Bryant

see this - it will give you all the steps to follow to lose stomach fat fast

April 28, 2016


I want to reduce my weight, specially my butt. Any suggestion exercise that i need to do?

April 24, 2016



December 14, 2016


Are sardines acceptable on the emergency diet ... What about slimfast as a meal is that ok also?

April 03, 2016

Adrian Bryant

yes & yes

April 03, 2016


Are cream crackers and brown bread to be avoided too

February 21, 2016

Adrian Bryant

yes but not really. see why

February 21, 2016


I'm a 30 years old 5'7 and 210pds! It's the heaviest I have ever been I don't like it and I need to loose weight fast! I'm very active at my job I just need a plan.

January 27, 2016


I am 40 with late stage neuro lyme disease, leaky gut, and slow digestion with liver issues. I am 5'0 and weigh 210 and would love to be back to 150 again. I had lost 60 pounds on hcg diet before I got sick, but now am told that I cannot drop that low in calories again due to my condition. What suggestions do you have to loose the weight?

January 25, 2016


Hello, my name is Nana and I am 19. I am having trouble with my weight. I am 5" and I weigh 190lbs. I don't eat much but still gain weight like crazy. It has been a few years since it started and I just want to be healthier and fit and to lose fat. Do you have any suggestions? My target areas are my calves, stomach, and upper arms.

December 31, 2015

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