Even though it's a wise idea to allow yourself a cheat meal once a week, some foods or food combinations should be avoided as much as possible. The fat and sugar combination is undoubtedly the worst of all. It's a sure-fire way to gain body fat so fast you won't even know what hit you. Low quality fats and refined sugars, eaten together, are also contributing factors in the development of nearly every major disease. A few obvious examples of the fat + processed carb combination include ice cream, doughnuts, peanut butter cups, and fettuccini Alfredo.
The second worst combination is sugar and alcohol. Alcohol that is mixed in high sugar drinks can contribute to literally thousands of calories over the course of an evening. Alcohol inhibits fat burning. One night with a high-fat, high-carbohydrate dinner followed by un-moderated drinking could set you back an entire week!
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