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Why is junk food still so readily available to kids in the us?

Why is junk food still so readily available to kids in the us?

Cheap: It's cheap, has a long shelf-life, and provides money for the school and school district. Plus the junk food manufacturers have the financial, political, and logistical capabilities to "encourage" school districts to carry their stuff in schools. It's a shame though. School is an ideal place to teach proper lifelong health habits. ...Read more

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If I never give my child any junk food, will she enjoy it since she can't compare it to anything else?

If I never give my child any junk food, will she enjoy it since she can't compare it to anything else?

Never?: Never is a very long time! You need to be realistic and set a good example. Provide lots of healthy food choices and snacks for home. At parties and vacations and social occasions you may have to be a little more lax about food choices! Try not to use food as a reward or punishment. Teach your child early about nutrition! ...Read more

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Has the ban on junk food adverts had any positive effects on obesity in children?

Has the ban on junk food adverts had any positive effects on obesity in children?

Some positive effect: A study published last summer in the journal pediatrics concludes that laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity. Students exposed to strong laws at baseline gained less weight and were less likely to remain overweight or obese over time than students in states with no laws. ...Read more

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I've read about an article pointing out junk food as a worsening factor of asthma in children. Does this apply to adults?

I've read about an article pointing out junk food as a worsening factor of asthma in children. Does this apply to adults?

Asthma: Obesity has been linked to asthma. Eating junk food leads to obesity. Obesity in children as well as adults causes worsening of asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Health and wellness: why is junk food still so readily available to highschool, middle school, and even primary school kids in the us?

Health and wellness: why is junk food still so readily available to highschool, middle school, and even primary school kids in the us?

Cheap: It's cheap, has a long shelf-life, and provides money for the school and school district. Plus the junk food manufacturers have the financial, political, and logistical capabilities to "encourage" school districts to carry their stuff in schools. It's a shame though. School is an ideal place to teach proper lifelong health habits. ...Read more

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Is it OK to have junk food?

Is it OK to have junk food?

What do you think?: It is called junk for a reason. A little here and there may not hurt you, but it isn't helping you. Are you at a healthy weight? Are you exercising? That is the key issue.
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How bad is junk food anyway?

How bad is junk food anyway?

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'. ...Read more

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How to stop craving junk food?

How to stop craving junk food?

Junk food: Don't start eating it in the first place. Don't watch TV ads. Learn how it will kill you. Get the DASH
diet book and follow it.

here is book numbef

ISBN 9780743410076

good luck ...Read more

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I keep eating junk food, what to do?

Willpower: Hi. I sympathize, but you have to start living a healthy lifestyle if you don't want your unhealthy lifestyle to start catching up with you. It takes commitment, but but many of us have made the choice to live a healthy lifestyle, and love it. Eat healthy foods and exercise regularly FOR LIFE. Don't smoke. It's worth it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can stop temptation of junk food?

What can stop temptation of junk food?

YOU can: You can stop your own temptation of junk food, but you may need help to do it. Eliminating sugars from your diet will help a lot -- you'll find that cravings for "junk" will diminish rapidly once you're through this process. Beginning your day with a protein-based shake with almond milk or coconut milk blended with high fiber berries or greens may help too. ...Read more

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How can I have control over junk food?

How can I have control over junk food?

Don't buy it: Although we are constantly tempted by junk food since it is available at stores and restaurants all around us, one place we can control its' presence is in our homes. If you consider that any junk food in our cupboards or refrigerators will probably get eaten, the best thing to do is not to buy it or bring it into the house to begin with. Just don't buy it! ...Read more

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Why is too much junk food bad for you?

Why is too much junk food bad for you?

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! ...Read more

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What can be done to stop eating junk food?

Decide: Decide to stop eating it, and pursue nutritional help for a new and healthy eating plan. A good web site to start with is: http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/ also, the institute for integrative nutrition has many health coaches who might be able to help you personally. Http://www. Integrativenutrition. Com/alumni/findahealthcoach. ...Read more

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How can I eat junk food while staying fit?

How can I eat junk food while staying fit?

Fitness: Fitness is process in which by increasing duration or intensity your body gets more proficient at doing something. Eating is fuel. Whole nutrient dense foods will help where as junk food can hinder the process. If you need to, pick 1 day to eat the junk food. My day is Ftiday night and I eat pizza but Other days I eat to maintain my conditioning. Try limiting to a single day and see. ...Read more

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How does junk food affect your social life?

How does junk food affect your social life?

Variable: Depending on your social group and its eating habits, junk food can have variable effects on your social life. If the people around you have no concern for their health, they may not value eating other types of foods and you might be "different" if you were eating more mindfully than others. Junk food can also make you gain weight, which can have other social painful effects such as isolation. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop cravings for junk food?

What can I do to stop cravings for junk food?

Ironically, by: Decreasing your intake of junk food. Try to gradually eliminate processed sugar & artificial sweeteners, including juices, so-called fitness drinks & soda. Increase your intake of vegetables (lots of different colors) & low fat proteins. Use fresh fruit for desserts. Also limit breads. Book 'fat chance' by dr lustig has good ideas. ...Read more

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How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

Uh, BADLY!: Hi. I bet you knew the answer to that question! The epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes in our society is a function of unhealthy lifestyle. Average Americans eat fast food, processed food, white flour, too much sugar, and saturated fat, and don't get enough exercise. Terrible lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad lipids...steep price to pay! ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot stop craving junk food?

What to do if I cannot stop craving junk food?

Craving: You must set up an appointment with a Psychologist! You must stop what you are doing.
The Psychologist will help you get under control! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How can you gain weight fast without junk food?

How can you gain weight fast without junk food?

Nuts, oils: Nuts and healthy oils like olive oil and canola oil are high in calories for the small amount of space they take up. If you add nut and oils to what you consume, you should gain weight. Add nuts to your breakfast, add oils and salad dressings to your lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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How can you stop eating junk food all the time?

Matter of choice: As an adult it is your choice about what foods to eat. Try to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and low fat milk products. ...Read more

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What could happen if someone ate junk food daily?

What could happen if someone ate junk food daily?

Depends: It depends on type of junk food and how much. Junk food is linked to heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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How can I stop eating so much unhealthy junk food?

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! ...Read more

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Is there any junk food that is relatively healthy?

Is there any junk food that is relatively healthy?

Relatively?: The principle to abide by, is everything in moderation. "relatively healthy" is in the eye of the beholder since it depends on what you think is healthy and what isn't. For example, though eating a potato chip now may have less calories than eating a chocolate bar, the amount of antioxidants in the potato chip is far less than what's found in the chocolate bar. ...Read more

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How does junk food affect the way you concentrate?

How does junk food affect the way you concentrate?

Brain chemistry: Junk foods contain more sugars, salts and other chemicals that make us crave them more. They have poor nutritional value. All of this will have an effect on how the brain functions.
Choose healthier foods, more fruits and veggies, more water, and you will feel better. ...Read more

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How to tell why I crave junk food all of the time?

How to tell why I crave junk food all of the time?

No sign of anything: In humans, cravings have nothing to do with any deficiency or lack. This is not true with animals, but unfortunately we have evolved beyond that, & not to the good either! I crave cream puffs (real whipped cream only) and black olives all the time. There is nothing in either of them that I need. But there are a few cases of anemia being cured by eating clay which was craved. This is a rare case. ...Read more