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Does pizza count as junk food?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

(Why do I feel like I've asked that before?)

I joined a stress-buster challenge on SP. The first week's assignment is to keep a journal and make goals. I've started a paper journal, listing when/why I feel stressed and what I did about it. I also made a list of things I could do instead of turning to food.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I ate tons of chocolate after getting stressed about work.

So today I declared it "No Junk Food Thursday" something I'd like to start doing every week. I don't think I need to give up junk food completely, but I need to work at keeping it under control, so I should be able to go one day without any junk food. The problem is, I have a hard time drawing the line. Does pizza count as junk food? I had breakfast at home, then an apple at work. I was starving after work,so I stopped at the mall and got a veggie slice. If pizza is junk food, what about when it's covered with veggies?

I really just want to stay away from chocolate, candy and chips for one day.

I had a doozy of a day today. I give myself credit for only getting pizza.

I took the stress quiz and it says I have a great support system and I guess that means I shouldn't have stress? I don't know. I think some people just worry more than others. I just have to figure out better ways to deal with stress.
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    Pizza can be a perfectly healthy food if you're strategic about your order. Check this out...just viewed it literally 5mins before you posted your blog!

    2021 days ago
  • SJOHNS30
    For me i am cautious about all food that i order out or get at a restaurant. When I try to cut down on "junk food" i focus more on trying to increase the amount of food that i make or control. It saves money and i know exactly what is in it and how it's prepared. I love making my own pizza. Pillsbury has a wonderful crust that comes in one of those pop tubes. If i have a need for chocolate I will eat one of my sugar free pudding cups that I bought at the store or have a 100 calorie pack of something that has chocolate in it. For me it's less about what is "junk" and what is not, but it's more about making myself more in control of what I eat by not being at the mercy of other places (i.e. restaurants, fast food places, etc.)
    2021 days ago
    I wouldn't stress over one slice of veggie pizza, but generally I would say that it is junk food. Homemade pizza may not be, because you can control what exactly is going into it.

    Pizza and pasta sauce actually has a good amount of sugar in it to cut down on the acidity of the tomatoes. It also depends on how greasy that pizza is. I've seen even veggie slices being super-duper greasy. Go thin crust, light on the sauce, light on the cheese, and heavy on the veggies and you'll have a virtually guilt free treat. :)
    2021 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    If you ate a tomato and cheese salad sandwich... it wouldn't be junk.. and pizza is the SAME INGREDIENTS!

    So I wouldnt say junk, its super easy to make really healthy pizza.
    2025 days ago
    I don't think it is junk food - anything in moderation is a-ok, as long as it doesn't trigger a binge :)

    2026 days ago
    If you eat too much, yes but a slice of pizza - especially veggie - is really not bad. Spark even has some great pizza recipes.
    2026 days ago
    Pizza may be considered junk food, but I always think moderation is key. Have one piece, eat slowly and enjoy!
    2026 days ago
    I had a small piece yesterday but it will be awhile before I have any more. IT's a trigger food for me so I have to be careful. Keep Sparking.
    2026 days ago
  • SINDY01
    Pizza for me is on days I reward myself for a week well done :)
    2026 days ago
    Yes emoticon
    2026 days ago
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