8 Vegetables That Are Secretly Making You Gain Weight

Potatoes are incredibly versatile and can be served in various forms like mashed, as French fries, chips, or baked.

White Potatoes

Often chosen as a healthier alternative to white potatoes, sweet potatoes are still high in calories and carbohydrates. Eating more calories than you burn, particularly from these starchy vegetables, can result in weight gain.

Sweet Potatoes

Despite the confusion between yams and sweet potatoes, both are high-calorie vegetables. Consuming them in large quantities can lead to weight gain, as the high caloric and sugar content can be stored as fat in the body.


While carrots are commonly associated with healthy eating, their high sucrose content means they can contribute to weight gain if eaten in excess. Sucrose, the sugar found in carrots, is the same as table sugar, so it's important to consume them in moderation.


Although cucumbers are low in calories, they are also low in fiber, which means they don't keep you full for long. This can lead to increased snacking and overall calorie intake. Pairing cucumbers with a protein-rich dip like hummus can make them more filling.


Beets are another root vegetable that is high in carbohydrates, starch, and sugar. These sugars are quickly absorbed by the body, leading to spikes in blood sugar levels.


Frying vegetables like zucchini and eggplant in oils high in trans fats can make them delicious but unhealthy. Consuming fried foods can increase your risk of weight gain, especially if you have a genetic predisposition to obesity. 

Fried Vegetables

While peas are rich in essential nutrients, they are also high in carbohydrates. This can quickly add up in terms of calorie intake.


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