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The Best & Worst Barbecue Sauces on Store Shelves, According to RDs

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Barbecue sauce is the much-needed complement for juicy, baby back ribs or even a grilled chicken sandwich on a warm summer's day. Yet, some barbecue sauces are actually laden with sugar and sodium . And slathering them all over that healthy grilled meat can instantly turn the meal into a diet disaster. See, it's often hard to stick to one serving size. You're probably dousing your meat, veggies, and fish in that hearty, mouthwateringly tasty BBQ sauce without considering portion size, calories, and how the sauce may affect your body's water retention and blood sugar. Kind of the last thing on your mind when you're at a backyard hang, right? Luckily, there are some BBQ sauces out there on the grocery store shelves that are lower in sugar, carbs, calories, and sodium. They'll spruce up that grilled patty on a bun the right way. So, to best help you out when you're shopping, here are the best and worst barbecue sauce options. We rounded up some of the be

The Worst Fast-Food Menu Items for Weight Loss, According to RDs

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Fast-food is an easy grab-and-go option for when you're short on time or just don't feel like whipping something up at home. And yeah, sometimes you just get a craving for a burger and some fries ! It's important to keep in mind, though, that some fast-food items are better than others , so if you're choosing to stop in a McDonald's or Burger King to grab something, you're better off knowing beforehand what your healthiest and unhealthiest options are before you place your order. This way you can best keep your diet goals in check! In general, going with a salad (dressing on the side) with non-fried or sugary toppings is a solid option great, as well as choosing a sandwich or entrée that has grilled, rather than fried meat and fish. Anything that is loaded with fattening ingredients or that comes in a massive platter size should be a no-go given red light. Still though, here's a handy guide to the worst fast-food menu items , according to dietitians,

The Worst Snacks to Buy at the Drugstore, According to RDs

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Sometimes you're pinched for time and can only grab something to quickly settle those hunger pains. Enter, the drugstore. Hey, they're always around and often conveniently located! And that's okay—you can totally find some healthy snacks from the drugstore that are high in protein , fiber , and good fat. Yet, there are also some diet-busting drugstore snacks that are high in sugar, unhealthy fats, and sodium, and that happen to be lacking in substantial nutrition, too. Unfortunately, those types of snacks tend to fall into the category of our favorite comfort foods that are perfect snack time! While some are better than others, there are plenty of chips , cookies, and candy that are best left on store shelves. Here are the worst snacks you'll want to avoid grabbing when at the drugstore, according to dietitians. Instead, stock up on any of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now . 1 Oreo Mini Snack Cookies Per 1 serving : 140 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated