Problems With Weight Gain Based On Ultra-Processed Foods

Studies are showing that eating ultra-processed foods is often linked to weight gain. Rather than being an issue of caloric intake, these results may stem more from the fact that people tend to eat ultra-processed foods much faster.

Eating faster may not give your body time to recognize that you are full. On average, people in one study tended to eat up to 17 extra calories per minute over unprocessed foods.

Ultra-processed foods include packaged snacks, frozen meals, soft drinks and foods with a high amount of additives. They make up nearly 60% of the we eat in the United States. Read more about the findings at