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What are some foods beyond junk food that I should refrain from?

What are some foods beyond junk food that I should refrain from?

Eat your veggies: The term "junk food" means different things to different people. Avoid fast food as much as possible as to me it is the quintessential junk food. Avoid excessive sugars and all foods that come in a box, as they tend to be overly processed. In general, foods that are the closest to how they are found in nature are the most healthful. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, grass fed meats are best. ...Read more

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Help, I can't refrain from junk food. What do I do to make healthier choices?

Help, I can't refrain from junk food. What do I do to make healthier choices?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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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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?

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