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25 Awful Ingredients Everyone Still Uses—But Shouldn’t!

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 26: <p>By Dana Leigh Smith and The Editors of Eat This, Not That!</p><p>With a cup of this and splash of that, you can transform a seemingly-healthy dish into one that will make the number on the scale soar.</p><p>We'll admit it: Making your own meals is a well-intentioned effort that many people don't get enough credit for doing. Whether you have a crazy-busy schedule or would rather just squeeze in a workout that slave in a kitchen, cooking isn't always the most alluring thing ever. Meanwhile, there are plenty of other people who are happiest in the kitchen, refining their favorite dishes and turning to their must-have ingredients several times a week. What do both of these people have in common? They're probably still using some food items that undo their good efforts—and wind up hurting their waistlines.</p><p>Take a look at the list below of common ingredients that a lot of people still use—and cross-check the line-up with which items you plan to reach for the next time you step into your kitchen. After you've trashed these foods, restock your shelves and fridge with these <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/healthy-foods-busy-lifestyle">35 Foods Busy People Keep Stocked</a> to make healthy cooking an effort that pays off!</p>

25 Awful Ingredients Everyone Still Uses—But Shouldn’t!

By Dana Leigh Smith and The Editors of Eat This, Not That!

With a cup of this and splash of that, you can transform a seemingly-healthy dish into one that will make the number on the scale soar.

We'll admit it: Making your own meals is a well-intentioned effort that many people don't get enough credit for doing. Whether you have a crazy-busy schedule or would rather just squeeze in a workout that slave in a kitchen, cooking isn't always the most alluring thing ever. Meanwhile, there are plenty of other people who are happiest in the kitchen, refining their favorite dishes and turning to their must-have ingredients several times a week. What do both of these people have in common? They're probably still using some food items that undo their good efforts—and wind up hurting their waistlines.

Take a look at the list below of common ingredients that a lot of people still use—and cross-check the line-up with which items you plan to reach for the next time you step into your kitchen. After you've trashed these foods, restock your shelves and fridge with these 35 Foods Busy People Keep Stocked to make healthy cooking an effort that pays off!

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