The 43 Most Fattening Summer Foods

Full of sugar, fats, and tons of preservatives, these foods don't deserve a spot on your summer menu.
Sarah Crow

Summertime means long, sunny days, a reason to break out those beach reads, and using virtually any excuse to take off early from work and enjoy the gorgeous weather. Unfortunately, for many of us, it also means a deluge of unhealthy foods tempting us at every turn. 

Right as our outfits are getting smaller, our calories counts are expanding exponentially, with oversized margaritas, burgers the size of our heads, and scoops of ice cream with more calories than you should eat all day being offered at every baseball game, barbecue, and graduation party. In fact, a study published in Obesity reveals that, among a group of children at home for the summer, the rate of obesity climbed by more than three percent, suggesting that all those fattening foods and afternoons lying on the beach can add up fast. Luckily, it’s easy to avoid these 43 fattening summer foods if you know where to look for them. So, before you find yourself heading into fall with a spare tire, make sure to keep these calorie bombs off your menu and start slimming down with the 14 Ways to Lose Your Belly in 14 Days!