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Ride a roller coaster, win a prize, and . . . ruin your diet? Here, three unhealthy foods to avoid — and what to eat instead.
By Nina Elias, Prevention
At some point this summer, you're bound to find yourself weaving your way through a maze of bright, blinking food carts. The smell of roasting hot dogs and deep-fried funnel cake is enough to eat away at anyone's willpower — and who cares, right? What's one little treat when you're feting? Well, we'll tell you: that one snack could pack a day's worth of calories, sugar, and fat, and leave you starving. To help you navigate the rows (and rows and rows) of trashy, tempting treats, we uncovered the three worst diet disasters — and found some healthier options, too.
Diet Disaster: Funnel Cake
With 700 calories and 40 grams of fat in just one funnel cake, be grateful that these light-as-air webs only rear their deep-fried heads once a year. If you need a fix, split one with a friend (or two!).
Smarter Choice: Candy Apple
Despite being covered in a sweet sheen, a 330-calorie candy apple is surprisingly high in fiber (four grams) and low in fat (five grams) and can be tricky to eat, so you'll feel satisfied longer — or ditch it before you're done. If you prefer the caramel-coated variety, add 150 calories.
See more theme-park diet mistakes after the break!