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Too Much Junk!

Does Junk Food Have A Place in a Healthy Diet??

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  • Junk food is my problem, exercise is fine, it's just junk....I'm not sure what it is .....laziness to prepare healthy foods or whether I genuinely like the junk. I have to admit that I usually feel physically sick after stuffing myself with junk food. - 8/16/2010 9:08:26 PM
  • Coke has always been my main downfall in junk eating. I love, chips, chocolate etc but have mostly given them up except for rare occasions but the Coke habit is hard to break. I have gone from 3-4 cans a day when I was working to one can a day now that I am retired because I don't burn off as many calories. I just consider it my snack for the day. otherwise we mostly eat fruil for snacks.
    I would much rather have junk food but since I h ave extremely high blood pressure and my husband has extremely high blood sugar we have had to make changes in diet as well as the medications. - 8/16/2010 5:11:51 PM
  • Cokes are my weakness and I haven't had one in 2 weeks :) - 8/16/2010 12:39:37 PM
  • AUNTBJ55
    I love reading all your comments. They really help me stay focused. I need all the help I can get. So thanks. B blessed - 8/16/2010 11:09:02 AM
  • Junk food is the bane of my diet existance. If it is in the house I will eat it. The days following a birthday party or other such celebration are especially difficult. - 8/16/2010 9:57:18 AM
  • I didn't think this was a very well written article. There really isn't too much information about how they obtained the facts. For example, the article states "These people scored poorly for dietary healthfulness." Ok. But how did they measure "dietary healthfulness"? What exactly does that mean in relation to this article. I'm sure we could all come up with our own definition of dietary healthfulness. Sounds to me they just stated the obvious. Nothing new in this article. - 8/16/2010 9:55:21 AM
  • My son on law doesn't drink water. He drinks coke and claims that counts as it's mostly water. So he's clearly one of the 4700 people. 140 calories for one can which can be swallowed in15 seconds! - 8/16/2010 9:21:49 AM
  • I used to have a diet coke as a treat when I went out for lunch. After 6 months on sp, I have noticed I just choose iced tea or water instead. I do have diet ginger ale at home, for a rare treat. Using the nutrition tracker has made many empty, high calorie foods less appealing, and taught me to avoid them. - 8/16/2010 9:20:07 AM
  • After all the years of abuse I put my body through, (alcohol, junk foods) I remember how lousy I felt after both. Once in awhile I'll have some baked chips, but it's rare. Yesterday I made a baking sheet of all kinds of roasted veggies. I had some for dinner, but around 8:30 p.m. I was a little hungry, so I munched on zucchini,carrots,mushrooms.greenbeans and cauliflour! There comes a time when you just have to make a choice to be healthy and eliminate the stuff that makes you feel bad. - 8/16/2010 8:23:34 AM
  • CJAC24
    Sugar is not my prob. Salty foods are. Like chips etc. - 7/2/2010 6:59:51 PM
  • I don't have a problem at all with sugar cravings, but I DO read labels, and try to limit sugar in my diet all the time. This article is so "on the money" with regards to EMPTY calories so many choose to eat. I am appalled at how many thing that 100 calorie snacks are OK on a diet. One really needs to limit even these. May only be 100 calories, but how much sugar, fat, and salt are you consuming, when you could just eat a good apple!!! - 5/4/2010 12:47:13 PM
  • GETLIVING49
    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I have to keep telling myself it is a chemical response in my body and cravings are not a sign of weakness, which then leads to more eating.

    Thanks for helping me start my day. - 3/1/2010 9:38:24 AM
  • JEANNIE180
    My sugar addiction is an absolute nightmare. I wake up in the early hours of the morning and cram in a high amount of sugary food, especially after a good day low in sugar. After reaching a comfort level of suger, I go back to bed. This can happen more than a couple of times a night. Someone - give me some hope - 3/1/2010 1:33:11 AM
  • I take cinnamon tablets for sugar cravings, and it works well. But I haven't found a good supplement or nutritional plan for my salt cravings. I have found that I am allergic to corn: corn chips, corn tortilla, corn starch, corn, corn, corn. Baby steps. I make small healthy changes every day. - 2/13/2010 8:19:45 PM
  • ELLESPARK
    I went to the gym yesterday and I plan on going again today. This is to increase my calorie burning, reduce stress and feel better moving my body while strengthening it. I don't eat while I exercise so there is that too! - 2/13/2010 12:12:10 PM

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