1. Those frozen diet meals. It doesn't matter what company makes them- they are bad! The only reason people lose weight eating them is because they hardly constitute enough food to make a meal. If you only eat 1/5 cup of any kind of food- you'll lose weight. What you don't realize, is that they are LOADED with sugars, carbs, and sodium. You may lose weight eating only those- but you will NOT be healthy.
2. Peanut butter- even the natural stuff. I always kept a jar of natural peanut butter in my fridge, thinking it must be healthy since it's natural. On the contrary- peanut butter is terrible. Peanut butter is loaded with oils that are not heart healthy and sugars. Peanuts also contain a carcinogen; aflatoxins (see here: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA115491 ). Instead- eat unsweetened almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter.
3. Fat free/low carb/no taste ice cream. You know the stuff I'm talking about. You think it's healthy because it's "double churned" or "low carb." It's not. It's processed, sugar/sweetener filled junk. It doesn't even taste good. If you're going to eat ice cream- eat the GOOD full cream full fat stuff. But only indulge in it once in a while (once a month or every other month).
4. Diet drinks. Sure- they're calorie free- but they can still cause an insulin spike in your blood after you drink them. If you keep downing those diet drinks and putting artificial sweetener on everything you eat, you will keep causing an insulin surge in your blood. But there is no glucose for the insulin to act on- so you become insensitive to insulin- and you become diabetic. Stay away from the artificial sweeteners!
5. Skim milk. You might as well be drinking high carb water. It has no nutritional value other than a tiny bit of calcium. It also tastes like water. Instead, you should drink the full fat, non homogenized, organic milk. Yes- it costs twice as much- but it is SOOO good- and also good for you. In a future post I will say why fat is good. Full fat, unprocessed milk can give you energy and vitamins. Also- if you're lactose intolerant, you're more likely to be able to digest the full fat non homogenized milk because it has considerably less lactose and casein than skim milk.
I have a million other foods I could comment on - but this is it for now. Thanks to marksdailyapple.com for most of the info I put in here.