5 Worst Food Pairings for Weight Loss, Say Dietitians

With the right lifestyle choices—like eating well-balanced meals and getting enough exercise—you can lose weight. Start in the kitchen.

When your digestive system is off, your stomach lining can be damaged and calorie management can lead to weight gain. Combining bananas and milk may be bad for your body.

1. Bananas and milk

This breakfast staple may not be as good as you think. If you combine foods from the same food group, like carbohydrates, you may overeat one nutrient and miss out on others.

2. Toast with jam

The chips and salsa combo not only has a high salt content, but a lack of healthy fats and protein can lead to overeating (and weight gain). Excess calories, especially carbs and sugar, can lead to weight gain, says Moskovitz. Try dipping low-sodium tortilla chips in guacamole for more nutrients (healthy fats and complex carbs) and satiety.

3. Chips and salsa

A comforting dish that's bad for weight loss. Most canned tomato soups are high in sugar due to high fructose corn syrup, and grilled cheese is high in fat, carbs, and protein, says a Medifast dietitian.

4. Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Research supports oatmeal's weight-loss potential. Oatmeal and dried fruit offer fibre, but little protein and fat. "This combo can also increase blood sugar and insulin," says Moskovitz.

5. Oatmeal and dried fruit

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