12 Most Surprising Fattening Foods ...


By now we all know we’re supposed to be eating foods that are high in fat — especially saturated and trans fat!

— only in moderation.

If you’re trying to lose weight, chances are you’re avoiding high-fat foods altogether.

But sometimes fat is sneaky, showing up in the foods we least expect.2

Here are some examples, with their fat content per the manufacturers’ serving sizes…

1. Weight Watchers English Toffee Crunch: 12 G Fat, 10 G Saturated Fat

Whoa, wait a minute!

On one hand, I know anything that says “English Toffee Crunch” is going to have some fat in it, but then on other hand, something that says “Weight Watchers” ought to be low in fat!

How confusing!

These may be lower in fat than other ice cream bars (only by a little), but they’re still VERY high in saturated fat!

Let me say that again… these are VERY high in saturated fat!


2. Terra Vegetable Chips, Mediterranean: 18 G Fat, 2 G Saturated Fat

My children used to love these, and before I checked the nutrition label, I used to think these were a healthier alternative to regular ole potato chips.


These are very fattening, only two grams less overall fat than the same serving size of Pringles.2

I’m not buying these any more!

3. Whole Milk (any Brand): 8 G Fat, 5 G Saturated Fat

I thought drinking milk was supposed to be good for you!

Well, it is, just not WHOLE milk.

Try reduced fat milk, such as 2% or skim, instead.

4. Wolfgang Puck Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup: 11 G Fat, 8 G Saturated Fat

This makes me sad because I love Wolfgang Puck’s soups!

I think a lot of people make the same mistake I made — we assume that a food that’s labeled “organic” must be good for us!

But this one is very, very high in saturated fat.

Weight Watchers Chicken Pie: 13 Grams Fat, 3.4 G Saturated Fat
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