26 Foods To Avoid If You Want To Lose Belly Fat

by James Kerrison on July 7, 2009

Proven Fat Loss Diet

There are foods to avoid and foods you shouldn’t eat if you are trying to lose weight. Why?

Some foods are good for you health. Some foods are good for your waistline.

The following is a list of foods that are good for neither.

These foods either contain trans fats, are high in animal saturated fats, are highly processed, are highly refined or are full of sugar (or a combination of these…yuk!)

If you want to lose belly fat, you definitely need to avoid these foods.


Croissants (Just because they are European doesn’t make them healthy!)

Alfredo Sauces (Cream, butter and some flavour. Generally added to pasta for a double kick)

* Anything that has been deep fried (yes, this includes Mars Bars!)

* Margarine(Can you name the ingredients in maragrine?)

Lollies (Sugar in different shapes is still sugar)

Chocolate (Some 70% or higher cocoa is OK)

* Non lean cuts of meat (Pork, Porterhouse)

mmm pork…

* Cookies, Cakes and biscuits (Danger. All calories, no fibre, no nutirents)

* Soft Drink and Cordial (Liquid sugar goes straight to the waistline)

* Pies (Fatty pastry with fatty ‘meat’ = Bad News)

cold meat pie anyone?

* Donuts (You know they’re bad)

* Potato and Corn Chips (Refined, fried with added salt. Not even closed to a healthy choice)

* Hot Dogs (What’s really in a hot dog? Who knows, but it’s not pretty)

* Take Away Burgers (Cheap, fatty and nasty ‘meat’, normally with added cheese and bacon!)

* Pretend Peanut Butter (Anything but the natural type)

* Flavoured Full Fat Milk (Too much sugar, especially when combined with the fat content)

* Processed Lunch Meats (Pretend Ham, chicken, turkey)

* Salami (See hot dog.)

* Sausages (They’re cheap for a reason)

Do what you can to avoid these foods. There are so many great tasting, healthy options out there that don’t really take any more effort to make and are just as enjoyable. Over time the less you eat from this list the healthier and leaner you will be.


Where to from here?

  • Eat more vegetables, fruits and berries.
  • Drink less soda and fruit juice, but keep your fluids up with water, tea and coffee (yes coffee!)
  • Take your own lunch for work/school using better ingredients than store bought lunches.
  • Don’t ruin your dinner with mindless snacking afterwards.
  • Plan your meals, or at least avoid the foods listed above.

If you want more advice on losing fat and fat burning diet tips, let me hand it over to my friend Isabel De Los Rios.

She has a video that shows you “four foods NEVER to eat” plus a bunch of other fat loss diet tips.

Just click on the cute image of Isabel (and her son) below to watch the video.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Daniel Munday July 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm

that’s a really cool post mate. mind if I borrow that one using you as a guest writer on my blog? Will mix it around a bit so you don’t get jibbed for duplicate content

Internists July 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

great list, i current really want weight loss ))

Nicole July 13, 2009 at 9:41 pm

you left out my sin of choice, most breakfast cereals

james July 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Definitely worthy for the list. Over processed, too much sugar, almost zero fibre. And that’s the good ones!!

mickieb July 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I’m on a modified Atkins right now and most of this list is not allowed! I say modified, bc I wont and cant seem to stomach too much animal fats. So Im still pulling off the chicken skin and eating lean cuts of meats. But I do believe America eats way too much of the refined foods, alot of white sugar, and overprocessed foods. That paired with less activity, is a recipe for a fat person.

pjnoir July 21, 2009 at 2:17 am

Nice site BUT… Porterhouse steaks, pork, hamburgers (grassfed beef in general) and good hot dogs (they are made of beef- buy good ones)and bacon will NOT make you fat. It is the carbs Not the fat that turns into body fat.
Carbs from GRAINS are killers, not the beef. Carbs trigger insulin- too much insulin production turns carbs (not fat or protein) into FAT. Its the body’s way of saving energy in case you stop feeding it. Be smarter than your insulin trigger – lay off the carbs

nana August 21, 2009 at 6:27 am

How depressing…

I eat & enjoy eating every single item you listed.

I couldn’t imagine not having any of those in my diet.

james June 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm

You can eat these foods Nana, but remember there will be consequences!!

james June 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

@pjnoir I agree with you a lot although too many calories is too many calories!
The Diet Solution Program is a great guide if you want an all in one solution.

fat loss April 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I can’t give them up! Is there no other option besides avoiding all of these food stuff altogether?

Doesnt matter April 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thank you so much

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