Magazine article Work & Family Life

Look out for These Diet-Busters

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Look out for These Diet-Busters

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Granted, we eat some foods just because we like the taste-not because we think they're good for us. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest says many of these foods are worse than we imagine.

Here's what the nutritionists say to look out for-and suggestions for what to try instead:

Pancakes. It's like having a dessert for breakfast-especially if you're eating at a restaurant where plain pancakes are passé. For example, the four-stack of New York Cheesecake at IHOP has 1,100 calories and about 13 teaspoons of sugar. The Apple Cinnamon hotcakes at Bob Evans have about 1,200 calories.

Instead. Try a vegetable omelet made with egg whites.

Deep Dish Pizza. . You are looking at anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 calories in a single-serve pie-and that deep dish really means a deep pile of white flour.

Instead. Not to say that a thincrust pizza is a diet food, but it's a better choice, especially when it's topped with veggies.

Paninis. Typically grilled from top to bottom in a panini press, these gut-buster sandwiches range from 650 to 850 calories, more than a Big Mac.

Instead. Check the calorie count on any sandwich-panini, flatbread or wrap. Chances are, you're better off with just a half a sandwich and some salad.

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