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Junk Food Vs Healthy Food Slogans
Food: Hi. The names say it ALL. Junk food has all the wrong stuff and none of the right stuff (i.e., "junk"), and healthy food has good stuff and little or no bad stuff (i.e., "healthy"). See how easy that was?! ...Read more
Depends on variables: Junk food is often cheeper because it is mass produced, filled with preservatives & can stay in a usable form for extended periods. It may also be refined from lesser quality food sources that would not sell in the market. Compare this to fruits and vegatables with a limited shelf life & transport costs that must speed the product to market. Grow your own or shop smart and you can cut costs. ...Read more
Unfortunately: In many circumstances, "healthy" foods cost more than "junk" food. Some of this revolves around what comprises "healthy" foods versus "junk" food, as governmental subsidies allow for the food stuffs that tend to make up most of "junk" food cheaper than healthy foods! Just think about how massive a meal you can get at McDonald's for under six bucks or even less! ...Read more
Craving: When you eat junk food it decreases your desire for snack in between. ...Read more
Effect of healthy food and junk foods, and what are those nutritious food,? . And impact of junk food, thank u
Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more
I love healthy food but spouse loves junk food. How do we meet in the middle? I try to encourage him (sometimes nagging). How do I find a good medium?
Nagging: Nagging is the worst thing to do when one wants to inspire a spouse. You have to think of him as an addict. It is not your right or place to change him. It is also not wise to let his bad choices cause you to eat poorly. Be honest about what you feel about his risks but leave it there. ...Read more
I have a big problem with Wight and every time when I start to stop eating junk food and replace it with healthy food I start to get bored I need help?
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
Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more
There are other possibilities.
How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist.
If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more
What happens if you eat a lot of junk food and then gain weight, does the fat look worse than if you eat healthy food and gain that fat?
Fat is fat: Fat is fat whether you gain it from health foods or from junk food. The deposition is as a fatty substance. There may be more nutrients in healthier foods, but the excess calories still lead to deposition of fat. ...Read more
There is no: One in the world who benefits from ingestion of junk food, except the stockholders of the company that sells it. ...Read more
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
Stop junk food:
If you want to be healthy long term, change your eating habits and stop eating junk food, as it contrbutes to obesity, gastrointestinal disease, and if you continue risk of diabetese, hypertension, heart disease etc increases
again we don't know what kind of junk you are eating and how often to give you further advice. ...Read more
Suit yourself: Life's too short and too difficult already without struggling to live within the strict proscriptions of militants. A sensible diet (avoid the worst grease, sugar and salt) most of the time is useful; binding yourself to avoiding every candy bar or snack chip that you actually want is being obsessive rather than living a healthy lifestyle. A focus on aerobic fitness is even more helpful. ...Read more
Your choice: You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement. ...Read more
Several things: One, it's sounds like you to minimize your access to junk food. This means keeping junk food out of your home and work space. Two, when you get a junk food craving find something to distract yourself. Even with that it's going to require a lot of willpower. ...Read more
How much food?: If your friend eats in moderation, exercises, and is blessed with good metabolism s/he may get away with it. ...Read more
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
How can I be more disciplined with my eating (ie. Less junk food and soda and more of the healthy stuff)?
Small changes: Make small changes and set short, manageable goals. For example, give up one junk food for 2 wks. Find some healthy substitutes. After 2 wks, you may have the less-healthy food again, but only for a special occasion. Give up another one, and keep doing this as you get used to less junk food in your diet. Also add a bit more exercise every 2 wks. ...Read more
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
Due to somereasons I had takenlot of junk food and chocolates for last two years. Now I stopped andhaving home food. Will this have any effect on health?
Better health: Well if you've stopped eating junk your will be healthier. The old saying "You are what you eat" is literally true. Every part of your body came from the food you ate or drank. There is some debate as to what is the healthiest diet. There is evidence that a vegetarian diet is healthier. A vegan diet even more so. The mediterranean diet is a good starting point if your not a vegetarian. ...Read more
That is your choice.: Just remember that poor choices are additive, good choices are also additive. ...Read more
Subsitute: Eat smart bacon instead of regular bacon. It only has 2 grams of fat vs 30g. Turkey bacon has 20 grams. ...Read more
Congrats!: Hi. Good job! You seem to be succeeding in living a healthy lifestyle. I trust you don't smoke. You will be rewarded with better health from here on out than if you were living the typical unhealthy American lifestyle. Keep it up for life! Did you have a question? ...Read more
How do I stop craving junk food, I can't seem to stop I'm not over weight, just want to be healthier, or is there anything I can take to help?
Behavioral change: Your craving for junk food is a habit that you developed after years of repetitive behavior. Every habit has a trigger, action and reward. There are usually a chain of behaviors that lead up to the urge or craving to eat junk foods. You can break the chain at any link and when you do you can change the outcome. Being mindful of your desire to be healthy will allow you to make better decisions. ...Read more
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
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