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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why is too much junk food bad for you?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several reasons: The processed chemicals/food stuffs in "junk" food is less than optimal for your body to be exposed to and could have harmful long term effects. But more so, "junk" food tends to be calorically dense but nutritionally "light" .. .so you get all the calories with limited micronutrient benefits. That's a recipe for gaining weight without gaining health!

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How bad is junk food anyway?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Really, really bad: Junk food generally refers to foods that are high in salt, saturated fats, simple sugars and huge amounts of 'empty calories', which means they have little or no nutritional value, but make you fat. Based on the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and strokes, cancer....It is the most devastating of addictions, including heroin and cocaine. And yes, I do mean 'addiction'.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stop eating so much junk food?

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Dr. Chad Hagans
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Focus on Goals: See the following: http://www.goallab.nl/publications/documents/StroebevanKoningsbruggenPapiesAartsin%20pressPsych%20Review.pdf Remind yourself of your weight loss or your weight maintenance goal -- or set such a goal if you don't yet have one -- whenever you encounter calorie-rich food that is inconsistent with your goal.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I train myself to stop eating so much junk food?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
One option: Clear your home and/or work environment of the junk food. Hide your cash/cards if tempted to drive thru. There are reasons that these foods are craved. If you work with a nutritionist to create a healthy meal plan and stick to it with good fats like nuts, avocado, coconut oil, and healthy proteins and lots of vegetables with some small healthy fruits, you might just lose the temptation.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Great advice, here.
Jul 15, 2013
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get naseous from too much junk food?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: In fact, it's possible to get nauseated from too much of any food!
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I stop eating so much unhealthy junk food?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Willpower: Hi. I know it's hard in our society, but many of us are successful in living a healthy lifestyle. I suggest you don't buy junk food, don't keep any in your house, find healthy alternatives and DO keep them in your house, don't eat out much (almost all that food is junk), and exercise regularly. To your healthier lifestyle!

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