Take it easy on sugarless gum, sugarless candy and artificial sweetener (Equal, SweetnLow, Splenda), because if you are using a lot, your carbohydrate intake can get too high and slow down your weight loss. Also watch out for the carbohydrate in Diet Snapple, Diet Arizona and other diet ice tea and diet drinks. Too much carbohydrate can significantly effect how fast you are losing weight. Fruit and alcohol are the 2 worst things you can eat, as they cause twice as much fat storage as simple carbohydrate, because they metabolize to twice as much alpha glycerol phosphate. Watch out for the calories and carbohydrate in coffee beverages (latte, mocha, etc.) – you may be drinking 400 calorie, carb loaded cups of coffee. In general, if your coffee or tea is not black at Starbucks, you are in trouble.