22 Foods Not to Eat If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

If you’re trying to lose a few pounds, no doubt you’ve made some adjustments to your regular eating habits. Perhaps you’re trying this celebrity’s diet on for size, or maybe you’ve sworn to switch your soda addiction habit for green juices. So, if this describes you, by all means do not eat the foods listed in this article. Just stop reading now.

But, if you enjoy indulging every once in a while (or once a day, like us), you need to try these recipes. Like, ASAP.

  1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cups

Everything about this just screams, “Yes!”

2. Super Soft Beer Infused Garlic Butter Pretzels

He’ll be happy. She’ll be happy. Basically anyone who tries this will be happy.

3. Edible Milk-and-Cookies Shot Glasses

I mean, honestly. All hail the genius behind an edible cookie shot glass. Santa would freak out over these.

4. Guinness Beer Milkshake

Listen to this combo: Guinness Stout and vanilla ice cream topped with Irish cream. Right?!

5. Warm Brie Cheese

Hello, lover.

6. Easy, No-Bake Cheesecake

No-bake = no brainer. You’ve got no excuse for not making these.

7. Homemade Nacho Cheese Dip

Your game day go-to.

8. Cheddar Bacon Tater Tots

The name of the dish tells you everything you need to know.

9. Homemade Coffee Caramels Recipe

If these caramels happen to fall into my mouth and no one is around to see it, does it still count as a calorie?

10. S’mores Cake Ball Truffles

Nom to the nom.

11. Easy Chocolate Croissants

Don’t be scared by this one. You can purchase an all-butter puff pastry to save time in the kitchen.

12. Cookie Dough Popsicles

Is it possible to marry a popsicle? Because I think I’m in love.

13. Homemade Coffee Cake

Because what kind of weekend warrior would you be if you didn’t make coffee cake to go with your Saturday morning French press?

14. Butterscotch Pots de Crème

It’s pronounced “po” de crème. As in it’s “po-fect” for my belly. (Insert audible groan here.)

15. Chocolate Macarons

You can thank us later for this one. It’s easier to make than you would think.

16. Grilled Blue Cheese Hamburgers

Guests will be bowing down to you at your next barbecue.

17.  No-Churn, Five Ingredient Coffee Ice Cream

Do not get in my way when I’m heading to the freezer to sample some of this.

18. Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese hidden inside savory meatballs? Surprise!

19. Sweet, Salty, Nutty Chocolate Bark

You had me at sweet. And salty. And nutty.

20. Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Buttery brioche coupled with dark chocolate chunks and a skosh of bourbon? We kid you not. This is happening.

21. Slow Cooker Jalapeño Beer Cheese Dip

If you’re into this kind of thing, we can be friends.

22. Dark Chocolate and Caramel Crepe Cake

Mic drop. We’re done.

By Laurie Gunning Grossman

 

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