How to Get Fat

Americans are expected to spend $66 billion on weight loss this year. Walk into any bookstore and it's bound to be filled with piles of books on how to lose weight, what is making you gain weight, quick fixes, and weight loss concoctions. The books tell you to "Eat this, take this, buy this, drink this!" and they are selling like bottled water in the desert!

In reality, however, it takes a conscious decision to create good health, and the choices we make determine the outcome. The most important step in losing weight is to think of long-term lifestyle changes rather than quick-fix solutions. Motivation and willpower are key and you don't need a pill or potion! If you are looking to drop a few pounds and get healthier, then do just the opposite of the behaviors outlined in the slideshow and you will see results. Sometimes looking at things from a different perspective can be a real eye-opener.

Credit: iStockphoto/ThinkstockDon't Forget About the Fat
Choose lots of unhealthy fat in your diet! Fast foods, chips, fried foods, many packaged and frozen foods, and cook with lots of oil and butter.

Click here to see Cooking Oils, Simplified.

Credit: iStockphoto/ThinkstockSubtract the Fiber
Eat less fiber. Not too many fruits, vegetables, or whole grains.

Click here to see 11 Healthy Snack Foods to Keep You Full.

Credit: iStockphoto/ThinkstockLoad Up on Refined Carbohydrates
Eat lots of refined carbs. White breads and bagels, cookies, cakes, crackers, pies, and candy are all fair game.

Click here to see Carbs That Are Actually Good for You.

Credit: Wavebreak Media/ThinkstockEngage in Mindless Eating
Eat absentmindedly. Eat while watching TV, reading, or driving.

Credit: iStockphoto/ThinkstockSkip Breakfast
Skip breakfast and have a big lunch and dinner. Have your biggest meal right before bedtime. Remember: It's all about lifestyle changes... not diets!

Click here to see 8 Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas.

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- Diane Henderiks, The Daily Meal

Diane Henderiks is a personal chef and culinary nutritionist on a mission to teach America how to cook and eat well. Follow her on Twitter @dhenderiks, "Like" Diane on Facebook, or visit her website.