The need for junk food?

May 22, 2011 9:28am CST
Do you ever just get that need? I am sat in work (I work from home) and am currently waiting for calls and it is so quiet and I am so very bored that all I can think of right now is ordering some takeaway to be delived for when I finish work at 4pm, which as I write this is currently 23 minutes away!! Haha I really fancy a great big dirty, greasy pizza and I know I will end up ordering one as I cannot stop thinking about it! Do you ever get the need like that to eat some really unhealthy take away when you know you shouldn't?
1 person likes this
17 responses
• United States
23 May 11
I too work from home taking calls. I used to get the really bad cravings when I worked late at night. Not so much for take out but stuff like chocolate, chips etc.
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Thankfully I don't ever work any later than 6pm until the peak season which is january/february but, even then it is only 8pm latest otherwise I would eat even more junk! Hah
• United States
23 May 11
I can't handle the late nights anymore. Luckily my daughter is somewhat cooperative s I can work during the day again. i thought it was just me that got hungry working the late night shifts until I found out my friends that work for the same company did it too and did give in to their hunger or cravings..lol
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
23 May 11
ughhh i absolutely know how you're feeling. i hate it but can't help it. i have this super obsession for fried chicken lol anyway there are times when i feel like i'll go crazy if i don't get a bite of it. serious. no exaggeration. uhh i had this hopes of getting the perfect body for summer but it's just a dream now. i miss last year =( lol
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Lol = so difficult to control sometimes isn't it? : )
• South Korea
24 May 11
it sure is!!! ughhh
@lady1993 (19657)
• Philippines
25 May 11
YEs, I crave for junk food every once in a while- especially when I am watching a movie at home. It's really unfair that unhealthy foods are so delicious.
1 person likes this
26 May 11
Yep when doing that is one of the best times to enjoy!
• Philippines
25 May 11
I feel like eating junk foods whenever I'm bored or watching a movie. This usually happens when I'm at home bumming around. I believe that lying in the sofa while watching an episode Keeping Up with the Kardashians needs junk food galore.
1 person likes this
26 May 11
Definitely whilst watching Desperate Housewives I like to have a snack!! : )
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
24 May 11
All the time! Though for me it's not so much that I know it's not good for me (I know it's not I just don't usually care).. It's more about affording it. I can't just buy a $10 pizza.. I have to buy like 3 or 4 to feed my whole family.. and when you're talking $50 just to get a little junk food.. it's not really worth it. I'd say 2-3 times a month we'll treat the whole family to dinner out, or order in. Then perhaps once a week hubby and I will get some fast food after the kids are in bed.
1 person likes this
26 May 11
Good point - as yes with just me and hubby we don't have to spend as much but, I guess when it costs that much it is different! : )
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
24 May 11
I also feels the same. Sometimes when i am sitting too long here in front of my laptop and suddenly i feel like i want to have something to munch then i would just leave what i am doing and drive to the nearast 7/11 store just around the corner,it's just a 3 mins drive from my home. There is also a nearby food chain along,but i just need something to munch so i go with junk foods like chips or nachos and that would fill my desires then. Sometimes feels like a kid
1 person likes this
26 May 11
Yea sometimes it is not even about a meal but, just junk like sweets, crisps etc instead. I had it the other day for Galaxy chocolate and just had to have some like there and then!! Lol
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
23 May 11
Well there are times where there are some cravings for foods that might not be the best for me. I just really decide to not ignore it and just really eat it. I really think that a lot of times when we have cravings for foods that are not the best for us, us trying to ignore them, are just going to make us want them even more and when we finally do break, it is going to really end up a lot worse to say the very least. Therefore it the cravings come, I just indulge it. Then I am good for a while. Until the next time it happens. Otherwise, its just going to get worse and I'm going to eat far more. There are times where we just got to indulge and it has really be done right away a lot of the time. The more we want it, the more we are going to eat when we get it and the worse consequences. Better only a small breach of a healthy diet, then a much larger breach, wouldn't you say?
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Exactly! When you try and stop thinking about it, then it can be worse!
23 May 11
junk food is apart of my life XD
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Lol
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
23 May 11
Often things that are tasty are bad for health. - Junk food is tasty and bad for health.
Yup i think alot of junk food end up with sore throat and ulcer in the mouth, i guess usually from heatiness since many junk food are deep fried salty and full of sugar and hence easy to get heathy.I suspect also i cause me to have indigestion too or constipation from lack of fruists too.I guess junk food is small pack and convenient to eat and also i think is cheap in small amount, but usually eat the big pack.So waste money and health also.
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Sometimes yes, it can taste so nice but, then make you feel bad afterwards! Not so good eh?
@sjvg1976 (18378)
• Delhi, India
23 May 11
Yes for that only junk food /fast food are made those people who get time to cook prefer fast fod no doubt fast food is neither good for health nor its hygenic.I do eat fast food sometime but thats very rare because poersonally i donot like it i just eat when my children force me to go out to eat.
1 person likes this
23 May 11
I think it can be hygenic depending on wher you get it from and also what you get!
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
22 May 11
Yes, I absolutely crave junk foods such as pizza, chips, ice cream, and chocolate cake. Every Friday after working all week with elementary children, I always want to reward myself for just getting through the week, but I know that I have to limit my rewards so I just do it once a month and then go back to eating a healthy diet. It is not easy to say no to the sinfully delicious junk food, but I try to, with great success; mind over matter.
23 May 11
Oh gosh, some chocolate would be lovely right now!
• India
22 May 11
Yeah iam tempetated a lot to eat junk foods when iam free or go to a Chinese restaurant to have Chinese. I love Junk food a lot, but iam not much into it since my outdoor activities are lot i just depend on my home foods. Yes if there is junk food in house then i cant control after finishing my work i just grab a packet of chips and have something. I know its not better but i need not worry because my extra curricular activities like cricket football my exercise is been done.
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Sometimes we just need that junk food! Haha
@ma3121 (29)
22 May 11
yes i guess everybody feels that urge to eat junk someday,sometime..i feel too at some times when i go into the market and see people enjoying it...but you have to stop your mind from running away and controlling and thinking about what is good for your health and how it can affect you later on..well the best you can do on that is you have to think about staying healthy,fit and looking good and then think that the food you are going to eat will help you in some way about staying healthy and fit..and if it doesn't then with your strong will leave it..good luck.
23 May 11
I did succumb!! Oh well maybe next time I will be able to be strong! Haha
• United States
22 May 11
I get that craving all the time; sometimes I have self control because I don't want to gain too much weight because it's not like I'm going to burn it off. But, sometimes the cravings can just really get to me to the point where I run right away to McDonald's or Wendy's or whatever other fast food joint is near.
1 person likes this
23 May 11
I am more of a pizza girl when it comes to fast food or chinese - especially the buffet! Lol
@swtpareek (651)
• United States
22 May 11
I guess that's what must have originated fast food to start with. lol.. I love eating junk food despite knowing that it will cause me more harm than goo. But I sometimes feel the craving to go and have that cheesy bite from a large pizza or have that sinfully tasty burger. Yum!! I am glad that the place where I am have recently shifted doesn't fall in the free home delivery area of well known fast food joints or else I would have had junk food in dinner.
1 person likes this
23 May 11
Yes if there is a way to stop it then not living near to ne that delivers or gives free delivery is a good idea!
• United States
22 May 11
Yes indeed I do, often. However I often don't want to spend the money on it, or I know that I will end up feeling sick later so I avoid it. Sometimes I splurge and order a pizza or stop at a fast food place, but who doesn't? :)
23 May 11
We all get the urge sometimes don't we? : )
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
24 May 11
It is already about 2pm here, and lunchtime has passed. But before it came, I was fancying myself getting a big bite on a McDonald's Big Mac. All morning I kept thinking about it, but I knew I shouldn't because I already had the same thing yesterday. Thankfully I love close to home, and when I called I found out that there was some leftovers at home that I could eat. Maybe, junkfood tonight then!
26 May 11
Haha sometimes it is just so damn hard to resist!