- Fatty foods
- High salt levels
- Sugar and most artificial sweeteners.
Americans now consume roughly 25 times as much sugar and equivalents as was typical around 1900, which is not healthful. Refined sugar, high fructose syrup, and the three major artificial "no calorie" sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose) release chemicals into the body,and high usage has been implicated in headaches, cancers, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
Anyone wanting to lose weight should not ingest any sweets that are not natural to foods, such as fresh or dried fruits.
Instead of candy, try a handful of raisins and almonds, nuts which provide beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids like those found in fish.
It is interesting that children taking drugs for "Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder" (ADHD), such as Ritalin, often get better when all processed sugars are removed from their diets, and the drugs stopped.