9 Foods to Never Eat Again

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With all the information (and misinformation) out there about food, it’s not always easy to determine which foods are healthy, and which are not. Knowing what NOT to eat, just got easier. There are certain foods that experts from dieticians, to doctors, to farmers, agree should be avoided. 9 Foods To Never Eat Again is a short list of foods to avoid if you would like to eat healthier and do so for a lifetime. SkinnyMs. advocates eating clean foods that have been minimally processed, unrefined natural sweeteners, and unrefined flours, to name a few. Opt for whole foods without any processing when possible.

Hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and even most deli meats are most often full of nitrates and other preservatives that have been linked to cancer and heart disease. The United Health Organization published its findings on October 26, 2015 that confirms the health risks of eating cured meats. We recommend that when buying meats choose those which comes from organic, grass-fed animals and read the packaging to ensure nitrates have not been added. Check out our recipe for Skinny Breakfast Sausage if you’re looking for a clean replacement for morning sausage.

NOTE: If you choose to eat these products, we recommend reading the label to ensure they do not contain nitrates. A few brands now carry “Nitrate Free” bacon, hot dogs, and sausage, which are clearly labeled on the package. A few of the brands are: Oscar Myer, Applegate, and Hormel.

Like most processed foods, margarine is loaded with unhealthy hydrogenated trans-fat. Do your body, and your waistline a favor, by swapping margarine out for healthier unsaturated fats. Pure butter is a whole food. has no trans-fat, and is a better option if you’re considering going clean. Learn more about good fat vs. bad fat here.

Like white bread, white rice offers no nutritional value and the body does not know how to process it. In addition, white rice spikes blood sugar, making it dangerous for diabetics. Steer clear of white rice and choose brown rice, instead. Try our Slow Cooker Brown Rice Pudding.

We know. It’s hard to say, “no,” to the mouth-watering smell of buttered popcorn at the movie theater, but this snack favorite is loaded with unhealthy and genetically-modified ingredients. Opt for bringing your own organic popcorn, or try one of these 5 Snacks to Munch at the Movies.

White bread and other refined flours contain little to no vitamins or nutrients, so they offer zero nutritional value. Plus, the body doesn’t know how to properly “digest” these foods, which can lead to health problems. Consider unrefined White Whole Wheat Flour, which is a WHOLE flour. This type of flour has the same nutrient value as whole-wheat flour but is milder, sweeter and lighter. According to The Whole Grain Council, white whole wheat flour has nutritional value equal to whole wheat flour. Check out our recipe for Grandma’s Applesauce Spice Cake, made with unrefined White Whole Wheat Flour. This type of flour is our choice for baked goods.

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14 Comments on "9 Foods to Never Eat Again"

  1. Annie  May 5, 2013

    What if you are camping and want to make a lunchmeat sandwich!!??

    • Skinny Ms.  May 6, 2013

      Annie, If you plan to eat lunchmeat I would recommend “Boar’s Head” brand, if available in your area. They have this brand at the Kroger deli. If not, ask at your local grocery store deli for lunch meat that doesn’t contain preservatives or nitrates.

  2. Neco  June 12, 2013

    Recently found Boar's Head lunchmeat and cheese. Love it!!

  3. Cami Brown  August 20, 2013

    Dang…that wipes out some of my favorite foods! Movie theater popcorn, bacon, grapes, strawberries, and potatoes. I won't list rice,because I've been considering changing to quinoa instead.

  4. Diane  September 30, 2013

    Is the Boars head lunch meat ok if your doing the 30 no sugar challenge?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 1, 2013

      Diane, If you choose meats that have no added sugar in the ingredients. 🙂

  5. Rachel  October 27, 2013

    My friend's nutritionist said that brown rice is difficult for your body to digest and suggested I switch to white rice (I'm on a diet where digestion and cleaning out he body is essential (the endo diet)). I try not to buy enriched white rice, but rather rice where the hull has been removed but it hasn't been stripped of its nutrients. But I wonder what the truth is about rice! 🙂

    • jesse  August 5, 2014

      I have read that there are no real benefits to brown rice , because of the fact that your body has a hard time digesting it.

  6. Lyn  November 29, 2013

    In the paragraph headed So-Called Diet Foods, you say that sucrose is an unnatural sweetener. Sucrose is simple table sugar, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beets.. Did you mean to say sucralose, found in Splenda ?

    • GaleCompton  November 30, 2013

      Lyn, Actually it should be Saccharin. I've made the correction. Thanks.

  7. Dances with Lasagna  June 3, 2015

    The author is right on about foods to avoid, and to make the distinction to buy organic versions of common fruits and vegetables.

    I take except to the statement that the body "doesn't know how to process" foods like white bread and white rice. The body certainly does: it turns the carbohydrates into to glucose, which will get eventually stored as fat, if not burned up through exercise. I would still (and do) avoid those foods.

  8. Gina  August 2, 2015

    Actually, if you see the documentary, "Forks Over Knives", you'll be horrified to learn what the daily consumption of meat & dairy can do to your body.

    Unfortunately, that documentary totally ignored genetically modified wheat for the production of bread. For that information, read the book, "Wheat Belly" & learn that today's astronomical obesity & diabetes rates have rapidly increased because of the way wheat is grown today.

  9. Abigail  January 4, 2016

    I really want to get thinner
    I’m pretty sad that I have to cut out things such as bacon, but it’s worth it
    Thank you!


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