I was able to quit drinking soda (my favorite by far was diet Dr. Thunder -- similar to Dr Pepper), of which I drank as many as two to three 2-liter bottles a week. I just decided to quit drinking it cold turkey. I decided I would quit drinking so much aspartame, and I was not certain all that carbonation was good for my body. I have not had any for almost a year.
As far as junk food goes, currently I am on a no junk-food diet, until I lose 18 or so pounds and get back to maintenance. But eventually I will occasionally include junk food in my diet, just sparingly and in moderation, as much as possible.
Some people have the will-power to basically give up eating any junk food. Many of us, however, have found that an occasional order of greasy fries or deep-fat fried chicken or a Dairy Queen Blizzard is acceptable in our overall maintenance plan. If we can remember and practice moderation in all things, there may be a place for junk food in our overall healthy diets.
Edited by: ALBERTJON at: 8/25/2013 (23:17)
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