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Is it okay to eat junk food while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Is it okay to eat junk food while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

That is your choice.: Just remember that poor choices are additive, good choices are also additive. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Yes & Yes.: Yes. The reason is that many of these foods are high in calories, high in simple sugars & high in saturated fat. Processed foods also tend to have a high salt content. Junk food usually has lower nutritional value than healthy foods. You know the old adage: junk in - junk out. The junk is the outcome for your body. ...Read more

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I just can't stop eating junk food. I know it is a bad habit. Any tips on how to eat healthier?

I just can't stop eating junk food. I know it is a bad habit. Any tips on how to eat healthier?

Subsitute: Eat smart bacon instead of regular bacon. It only has 2 grams of fat vs 30g. Turkey bacon has 20 grams. ...Read more

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What healthy food to eat if I suddenly hungry at night? Especially while studying, junk food make me fat.

What healthy food to eat if I suddenly hungry at night? Especially while studying, junk food make me fat.

Salads: Late at night you don't want to pack on calories, so foods that induce satiety are the trick. Peanut butter on Celery, or fruits are always good. Avoid Carbohydrates at night as if you are not going to use the energy right away your body will convert them to a storage of energy=fat. ...Read more

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Why do people say if you are healthy you will look better but people who eat junk food still look beautiful?

Why do people say if you are healthy you will look better but people who eat junk food still look beautiful?

Nothings for sure: Just like not everyone who smokes develops lung cancer or emphysema. Beauty has a strong genetic component beyond environmental exposures. But the healthy you are the better you may be able to work against suboptimal genetics and other difficult to control external factors. ...Read more

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How can you avoid junk food and fast food and eat healthier.. Its hard?

How can you avoid junk food and fast food and eat healthier.. Its hard?

It's not hard: You need better control of yourself. Go online and read "NuVal" - that will give you some idea of what food is good, not so good, and bad! ...Read more

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I have a habit of eating junk food, what healthy snacks can I eat to replace junk food?

I have a habit of eating junk food, what healthy snacks can I eat to replace junk food?

Will you??: "junk" food = empty calories and induces a relative vitamin deficiency. In the days of choking an engine (you are too young) if the choke stuck, black smoke from the exhaust indicated unburned hydrocarbons and inefficient engine performance. That is what happens when we eat "junk". We "choke" our cellular "engines". Anser is easy: stick to god made food. ...Read more

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If I am healthy weight even a little underweight is junk food still bad for me ? Even though I gain no weight.Still eat my veg & fruit

If I am healthy weight even a little underweight is junk food still bad for me ? Even though I gain no weight.Still eat my veg & fruit

There is plenty of: evidence that high fat, high salt foods are unhealthy even though you are at normal weight. Too much fat, carbohydrate and salt can adversely impact your blood fats (cholesterol and triglyceride levels), blood sugar, blood pressure, etc, and increase your risk for future blood vessel problems, cancer and other problems. Keep up with fruits/veggies; junk food is only an OCCASIONAL treat. Stay well! ...Read more

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I'm a 21 year old female, i'm 114lbs. I would like to be 125lbs., and eat healthier. My diet now consists of nothing but pop and junk food. Pls help!

I'm a 21 year old female, i'm 114lbs. I would like to be 125lbs., and eat healthier. My diet now consists of nothing but pop and junk food. Pls help!

Eat whole foods: Congrats! you're bound to develop serious health issues if you don't improve your diet. Totally stop pop- you might try kombucha as a healthy alternative. Snack on nuts. Have a salad every day. Emphasize veggies, beans, fruits ; whole grains. Can also have chicken, eggs, cheese- preferably organic. Satisfy sweet cravings with fruit ; dark chocolate. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e ; http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more