Junk food - I cant resist it at times

February 21, 2007 3:27pm CST
How do you control your cravings for junk food... We all know it's not healthy and ultimately it leads to severe health problems, but i just cant resist it at times...
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8 responses
@kmdvmd (357)
• India
2 Mar 07
Even i like junk food.i eat it once in a week.In last few days i have added more fiberous food in my diet.
@ikinta (1238)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 07
I crave for fast food the most is at midnight when I'm hungry and can't find anything in my kitchen. To control it, I just try to sleep early. I never thought about being unhealthy eating those food and all that matter. I have to control it cuz the fact is it cost me more money..
• United States
23 Feb 07
It's hard to cut it out all together. I try to go for the "everything in moderation" theory. I don't deprive myself of junk food but I do it in small amounts. Like, I will eat a small piece of chocolate rather than having a whole bar! The idea is to have limits and stop when you've reached it. I've tried the not having any junk food around in the house idea but didn't work. The cravings made me really cranky! hahaha! So, I just keep 3 choices of junk food in the house at any one time. I also set a limit as to how many I can have each time/day. Also, I try to keep more healthy options for snacks to replace my junk food cravings. The best one I've done is to freeze 100% natural fruit juices into cubes using your regular ice cube maker. Then, whenever I feel a craving, I just suck on one of those ice cubes. It works!
• India
23 Feb 07
well i too have it very occassionaly nd that too aftr a long gap..bt ya if i cant resist to avoid it ..i just have it for taste and that too for controlling my temptation for that.
@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 07
My mom controls my junk food intake. To her, chips, fries, burgers, pizzas, and the like are all junk food to her. Homecooked food is the most suitable and appropriate meal. She'll only allow me to have some junk food like once in a while or if I went out by myself, then I can eat all the junk food I want but I still control myself. Junk food is bad for me anyway. For example, if I ate too many chocolates and chips, my gums will become extra red the next morning. Then, I had to drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits so that my gums will not be so red anymore. I have a theory and it works for me. If I ever ate any junk food, I'd make sure I'd drink many glasses of water afterwards. Then, my gums wouldn't be red the following day.
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
My attitude is that as long as junk food doesn't make up the large proportion of your diet, it's best to just satisfy your cravings (if that is what they truly are, and not just "habit" - because junk food is addictive), ...and then balance it out with your healthier foods. Not keeping it in the house is a good idea - that way, when you get a craving, you have to actually go out and buy the food.
@thebeing (657)
• Romania
21 Feb 07
hm... your mere breathing could get you sick or even killed...and, what are you doing about that? junk food is, indeed, the worst thing that happened to human kind, so i think that there's no need to add stress to it. the stress of "what should i do?". Craving for something, and not gettin' it, is pretty dangerous, you know. You will have to educate yourself. Eat healthy food before you could get the oportunity of getting junk food (i.e. before leaving for a walk or something, eat, that way, you won't have "room" for more food), and try to convice you brain that it ain't worth it (coz it ain't!)
21 Feb 07
I find the best way to avoid it is not to keep any in the house. Then if I'm craving it in the evening, there isn't any to eat, so I have to either go without or have something healthy instead. I'm not saying I eat perfectly, but this does help.