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How much junk food do you eat?

How much junk food do you eat every day? What kind of illusions do you think that nutrition facts on package labels give? How much attention do you pay to serving size amounts on packages, and how much of these amounts do you think are actually realistic servings? What, in your opinion, is “junk” food, and what is not? What is healthy, or what healthy foods do you think could replace common junk. Is there too much junk food available, or more so unhealthy and “good-for-you” foods? Does this generation eat better or worse than the one before it, and the one before them, etc? I would love to hear opinions on these and other related subtopics!

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6 Responses to “How much junk food do you eat?”

  1. innergl0w said:

    there should be no “bad” or “good” foods. it all depends on how we eat them, and how good our judgement is towards correct portions. everyone can enjoy a treat now and then, but in moderation. and no food is good for anyone one if you overcomsume it. Balance in itself is the way to a healthier lifestyle.

  2. Lizzy said:

    I eat alot of junk food but mainly sweets, I eat healthy food too, I just eat alot of candy and other junk because I can, since I can, and have VERY high metabolism, just say I’m 19 5’6 and weight 100 but if I eat alot I get to 105 at the most ^_^
    but I don’t eat pork or beef lol

  3. griffyn10941 said:

    I have been on a diet for the last 3 months and have lost over 50 lbs so I would have to say that currently I eat almost no junk food. That included almost anything that comes ready to prepare from a box. I try to make as much as possible from scratch so that I know what is going in my food.
    When I look at a label I first look at carbs. If it is loaded with carbs and virtually no fiber then I pass. If at least 10% of the carbs come from fiber and less than half from sugar it passes my first test. Second I look to fats. More than 20 of total fats from Saturated then I pass on it. Third I look to the ingredient list. Count the number of ingredients and find the midway point (the ingredients are listed in order of quantity found in the product. If there are chemicals that I cant pronounce or sodium items in the first half again we have a failure. May seem like a strange system but it works for me.
    As far as serving size, I find that they are often a bit unrealistic but if I follow my earlier rules then eating more than one serving really doesnt hurt because you are eating primarily healthier items.

  4. Winnie said:

    Hello:

    I have found over the years that if people deprive themselves of certain foods including,”junk foods,”they will overeat when they are allowed to have junk foods as a treat. I have taught my little girl ever since she was a toddler that she can still have her favorite candy bar,cookie,piece of cake,etc as long as it is done in moderation!

    I am the first to admit that I am human and I CANNOT pass up a slice of chocolate cake,or a small bag of cheetos because IT IS OKAY to eat these things,as long as you understand what a,”Portion,”is of these foods,and that you go back to eating healthy if you do decide to indulge in a piece of cake,or your favorite fudge at the holidays,etc…

    The key to eating healthy is that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients,chances are,that particular food is full of artifical dyes,chemicals,preservatives,etc that aren’t good for your health. I think that in today’s society,parents have to work more than one job to even make ends meet and therefore,what do they buy to eat? They buy the pre-packaged foods that come in boxes that are quick and easy to heat up in the microwave oven,because they just don’t have the time to make a meal from scratch,and this is the reality in today’s society.

    When I was growing up,we ate dinner up to the kitchen table AS A FAMILY,and we talked about what was happening at school,work,etc.. My husband,daughter and I carry on that tradition and we eat up to the kitchen table every night too! I want my daughter to know and to realize how important that family unit is,and how much we love her and care about her! 😉

    One last thing I wanted to add is when I was growing up,we played out in the streets or with other neighbor kids,because we didn’t have to worry about some stranger trying to abduct us. We literally were outside right after breakfast time,came back for lunch,and then was out until dinner time. We could also play outside when it got dark because we lived in a very safe neighborhood where everybody knew everybody else.

    When I was young,we actually RAN,and JUMPED,and played HOPSCOTCH,and that was why you hardly ever saw kids that were heavy set. We didn’t have video games,or computers,so we used what is known as our,”Imagination,”to come up with games of our own,or to play house,or to pretend that we could fly as high as the moon on our swing sets. We had Physical Education EVERY DAY in school,not just once a week,and we didn’t have as many junk foods or pre-packaged foods,as the kids have now.

  5. secretkessa said:

    If it has a nutritional label, I would read it. Avoid a lot of sugar and saturated fat… and make sure not to have more calories than you burn.

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