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The Top 10 Terrible Side Dishes

The Top 10 Terrible Side DishesSo you've pounded the weights at the gym, you're running multiple miles a week and you're keeping up an active lifestyle. However, you're physique may not be where you want it to be, or better yet, where it could be. The culprit in the majority of the cases lies in nutrition.

Living here in America, the land of the fad diets, we are not the most knowledgeable society when it comes to consuming food. Even those of us that have reached our physical peak, or striving to do so, are derailing our efforts at the dinner table. It is common to typically overlook the high calorie side dishes that come with our main course. In most cases, the side dish itself may contain more calories and fat than the main dish. Men's Health has published a list of the worst side dishes to avoid. Do not be alarmed if you've found yourself recently devouring one! Cut these side dishes and you may see the results you're looking for.

#10: WORST HEALTHY SIDEThe Top 10 Terrible Side Dishes
Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole
460 calories
16 g fat (4.5 g saturated)
270 mg sodium

Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, and they’re loaded with fiber, carotenoids, and potassium. That said, restaurants rarely serve them without adding gluttonous loads of fat and sugar. This casserole is a perfect example—you could eat four sweet potatoes before matching the calories in just one serving. That's a pretty hefty portion of spuds for a side dish.

Eat This Instead!
Garlic Dill New Potatoes
140 calories
3 g fat (1 g saturated)
120 mg sodium

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