8 Vegetables That Are Secretly Increasing Your Weight


Potatoes, whether mashed, fried, or baked, are versatile but high in calories and can contribute to weight gain, especially in their various prepared forms.

Sweet Potatoes

Despite being seen as healthier than white potatoes, sweet potatoes are still calorie and carbohydrate-rich, potentially leading to weight gain if consumed excessively.


Yams, distinct from sweet potatoes, are also high in calories, which can contribute to weight gain if overeaten, due to their sugar content.


Carrots, while nutritious, contain sugar that can lead to weight gain if consumed excessively, making moderation important in their consumption.


Low in fiber, cucumbers may not keep you feeling full for long, suggesting pairing with hummus for a more satisfying snack option.


High in carbohydrates and sugar, beets can cause blood sugar spikes, potentially leading to fat storage and weight gain if consumed in large amounts.

Fried Vegetables

Fried vegetables, although tasty, are cooked in oils high in trans fats, which can contribute to weight gain, suggesting raw options for healthier consumption.


Rich in nutrients but also carbohydrates, peas should be consumed in moderation to manage calorie intake, similar to other starchy vegetables.