5 Pumpkin Flavored Foods That Will Impede Your Weight Loss Goals


It’s that time of year again—Fall. That means you’re going to start seeing a lot of pumpkin flavored or pumpkin based snacks and delicacies. If you’re on a weight loss journey however, you might want to avoid these 5 popular pumpkin snacks:

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies5

Pumpkin and cheesecake may sound like an appetizing combination, but if you’re conscious of the food you eat, you’ll definitely want to pass on these cookies. A serving of one cookie has 130 calories and 4.5 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of which are saturated.

The ingredient list includes unbleached enriched wheat flour, hydrogenated oils, chemical additives, and multiple sources of sugar. This leaves you with 12 grams of sugar for every cookie you eat.

2. Kellogg’s Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-tarts2

This pastry may make for an easy and convenient breakfast, but there are definitely better options out there for on-the-go food than this Pop-Tart. One Frosted Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tart has 200 calories, 5 grams of fat, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of sugar, and 170 milligrams of sodium.

You’ll get all of this for less than 1 gram of fiber and only 2 grams of protein. And that’s just one pastry in the two-pack. Eat the whole thing and you’ll fill yourself up with double those amounts.

3. Keebler Fudge Stripes Pumpkin Spice3

These thin cookies may seem like a light option, but according to the packaging, this isn’t the case. Like many other processed snacks, this Keebler cookie is made from enriched flour, sugar, high-fructose syrup, and artificial flavors.

Two cookies have 130 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat, and no fiber. There’s also 10 grams of sugar per serving and less than 1 gram of protein. It might be time to try something containing actual pumpkin.

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4. Pumpkin Pop’ems4

If you’re a fan of donuts, it’s hard not to get excited about the fall flavors that come around during this time of year. But if you’re craving one of these treats, skip the Entenmann’s Pumpkin Pop’ems. Sugar is the main ingredient, not to mention the corn syrup solids and high-fructose corn syrup within.

The label mentions tons of other ingredients you’ve probably never heard of, which is a clear sign this isn’t the smartest snack.  One serving contains 13 grams of fat, 6 of which are saturated, and 17 grams of sugar. That totals 240 calories, which is just too much for something that doesn’t offer any redeeming nutritional value.

5. Pumpkin Spice Cookies5

The world’s most popular cookie is back with its pumpkin spice rendition for the fall season. But if you’re going to be eating them, keep in mind that they’re also mostly made with sugar and refined flour. High-fructose corn syrup is also on the ingredient list along with artificial colors and flavors. Pumpkin, on the other hand, is curiously absent. One serving of two cookies is 150 calories and has 7 grams of fat and 12 grams of sugar.

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