Do you eat junk foods?

@msedge (4012)
United States
August 17, 2008 10:35am CST
I do sometimes but not that much.Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections--better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should emphasize eating differently, not just eating less as many nutrition experts advise for weight loss. And if you are at a healthy weight, you should still eat less junk food to prevent weight gain and disease.
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@y2krimi (134)
• India
17 Aug 08
I like to eat junk foods and honestly speaking,i am addicted to them.i eat junk foods trice a day.
• United States
17 Aug 08
Join the club...
• India
18 Aug 08
i like junks food too..I enjoy it twice daily
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Oh well, its really an addictive foods
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I do eat junk foods, especially the potato chips.. I just love it. But I don’t eat much of it though.. I eat junk foods 3 or 4 times a week, well, I just find it a waste of money because I don’t get full when I eat junk foods for snacks..but just to indulge to the cravings, I eat sometimes..well, that’s very often!! It’s not healthy I know that’s why I don’t eat much of it..but I would agree that it taste really good..hehehe
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Right!They are very tempting that we could just not resist.
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
exactly.. they're hard to resist! i am eating so much junk foods lately.. my office mates are bringing junks in the office and shares it with everybody. i cant help getting a handful..but i see to it that i dont eat much!!!
@nic_knick (741)
• China
18 Aug 08
i know there are a lot of people eat some junk food. i do not know much the exact definition of junk food. maybe it means unhealthy food. food that would menace our body and health. i do not understand why so many people would choose to eat junk food though they have got plenty of time to eat something good. but they would choose to eat sth at kfc or elsewhere. i have no idea why they do this. just because they are not homemade. ok moon abroad is usually birghter than it is at home i do not know whether u could understand this sentence.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Maybe because its because its very easy to have it and grab...
• China
20 Aug 08
i do not know . maybe people just wanna eat junk food here. not because it is easy . but because they love to eat it.
• United States
29 Aug 08
Hold on, I have to lick the Cheeto dust from my fingers. Heck yes I eat junk food, but in all fairness they make it taste so good I can't stop, nor do I want to. But, I work out and exercise so I can eat whatever I want. I also eat healthy but when I want some junk food I don't deny myself.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Sep 08
We all love junk foods.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I eat junk foods a lot back when I’m still a little girl. Though my mom always scolded me for eating junk foods, I still managed to eat my favorite chips without being seen. As I grew up my craving for junk foods decreased as I read a lot of health magazine and become health conscious. Now at 21, I rarely eat junk foods. I could go for a month or so without eating junk foods.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I am impress that you were able to control yourself.Thats good for you!
@amitam (80)
• India
19 Aug 08
I don't like junk foods, I just hate them.Cos junk food has low nutritious value. It's all junk
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I bet you are a very healthy person...Good for you.Stay that way!Take care!
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Your advice is very logical and I may employ it. However, it is hard to avoid junk food especially when you're having your period. I also think it is bad to completely eliminate a food because than it becomes forbidden and you are more tempted to eat it. A good friend of mine had a really great phrase which she applied to all things in her life and not just her diet, "Everything in moderation, including moderation". This meant that it was ok to go a little crazy sometimes with sweets or whatever, but that you shouldn't overdo it.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Yes i think eating just right would not really bad for our health and as you said just in moderate amount.
@ivieigen (98)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
i am a junk food addict, and everytime i crave for it and cant provide one because of some reason, i crave more and more. tendency is, once i ate it, i ate more and more.. but now im trying to control it..im trying to be health conscious..
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Goodluck!I hope you could limit yourself from eating them to stay healthy.Take care!
@bugbaby (1787)
• Indonesia
18 Aug 08
very much, almost everyday i eat junk foods, even i eat junk foods everyday my body still slim.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
It never affect your weight at all.Thats good!
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
yes i do.. i really love junk foods though it has nothing good to give...
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
We can't just resist to eat them.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
18 Aug 08
I used eat a lot of junk foods daily but nowadays I started avoiding junk foods so as to protect myself from obesity as well as other side effects of eating junk food
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Its the best thing to do to stay healthy.Take care!
• Sweden
18 Aug 08
I do eat junk foods sometimes,I always careful for my health and also my husband dont like if i eat much junk food he always tell me that it is not good for the health so we really seldom eat junk food.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Eating just right is not really bad for our health.I do eat junk foods sometimes.
• India
18 Aug 08
I feelJunk food has many bad effects on our body. We should not it the same only because of the taste. Iam not eating the junk food at all. Regular diet and exercise always keep one fit. ************Nathalghoda
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Thats good for you.You are really keeping yourself healthy.Thats nice!I wish we could also.
@glay22 (512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
yes, i do eat junkfoods at times.. hehe but only those who claim that they don't contain MSG..my usual choices are ruffles and doritos :-)
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Doritos is my daughters favorite too.I like Lays,
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Aug 08
I do but I try to avoid it. Fast foods are not healthy and I eat them only when its necessary either out of convenience or price. Better to take the time and cook healthy food at home - always.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Yes thats what we try to do but sometimes we have to go out of town and eat out.Other than that i always cook veggies at home and have fruits everyday.
• India
18 Aug 08
I avoid eating junk food as much as I can! Because it is not only harmful to our body but also to our mind. So I always eat fruits when I feel hungry i odd hours, and eat vegetables or sometimes chicken in regular meal. This way can work consistently and stay fit.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Wow!I could really imagine how healthy you are.I am impressed you were able to control yourself.Stay healthy and happy.Take care!
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I do but not as much as I did when I was in my teens. I usually just eat them once a month or once in every two months. Very sporadic these days. I had to cut down on junk foods because I know as one gets older, it would be harder to get rid of body fat.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Thats really true.Specially when you had already experienced pregnancy its really hard to lose fats.I've been trying to lose weight but i am really having a hard time controlling myself.
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
18 Aug 08
yes, but sometimes... i try my best not to eat too much junk food as i know that it is not good for health... i try to balance my diet and eat in moderations... if today i had eaten a junk food, then the next few days i will make sure that i eat healthy food... take care and have a nice day...
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Its always good to have balanced diet.I am glad you are doing that.Stay healthy!
@snebxu66 (379)
• China
18 Aug 08
I never eat junk food, but mostly home cooked food, sometimes go out to treat friends or to be treated by friends.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Good for you.Keep your body healthy!
@magna86 (1787)
• India
18 Aug 08
well i should say thati could stop my self from goind near it! if i start eating them then there is no stopping!!! thats why i put o weight so fast!! well nowadays i have stopped it!! i am strickly o diet!!! lol all just name sake!! cheers
@msedge (4012)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Good luck for your diet.I hope you will be successful.Cheers!