Processed foods high in sugar and refined carbs cause inflammation and weight gain.
Trans fats found in fried foods and baked goods increase inflammation and belly fat.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to inflammation and weight gain, especially in the abdominal area.
Highly processed vegetable oils like soybean and corn oil are inflammatory and contribute to belly fat.
Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can cause inflammation and weight gain.
Red meat and processed meats like bacon and sausage are high in saturated fat and can lead to inflammation and belly fat.
Foods high in gluten like bread and pasta can cause inflammation in some people and contribute to belly fat gain.
Dairy products like cheese and butter can be inflammatory and lead to weight gain, especially in those with lactose intolerance.