Do you have a problem with junk food?

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    Nov 09, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    icon_idea.gifI enjoy junk food and I'm in shape. I lost 45 lbs when i went ovo-lacto vegetarian and the smell of kfc and bk...wtvr was irrisistable the whole time I was a veggie head. I was walking a lot more already and decided screw the animals they are so tasty and fell off the veggiemobile and only gained back about 15 lbs. I feel great and I eat just about anything that's edible and haven't worried about dieting ever since. What are you're thoughts fellasicon_question.gif
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    Nov 10, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    I've lost over 20 pounds eating two bags of Vinter's pork rinds, 1 sour and one bbq, every day. My total cholesterol was 109 last time I had it checked. Junk food can be tasty and good for you. :-)
  • Montague

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    Nov 10, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    Reese's and Cheetos Flaming Hot's are my vices..
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

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    Nov 10, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Years ago, after I stopped using methamphetamine (a great way to lose weight - you know the weight of money in your wallet, the weight of friends and family, the weight of that job you work at... great weight loss program), I swelled up to 262-267 pounds rather quickly. While I did workout with weights, My nutritional life plan sucked - After all a gallon of ice cream is a good nightly snack before bed - right?

    I relied on Ronald, The King, Jack in the box, And Wendy to feed me... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Getting more serious about/over my 'growth' in a program of recovery after drug use, I went to the library and checked out all of these books on weight loss. I tried several diets with little to no success. It wasn't until I found this little gem:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bodystat-Reset-Your-Thermostat-Permanently/dp/0670859559

    That I started to make some serious positive dietary changes. In a little over a year using the 'slow path' method I lost about 50 pounds of fat. That coupled with longer and longer walks, exercise I reshapped my body.

    One thing about that book is that it promotes a healthier approach to 'junk food'. Instead of total denial of the 'tasty stuff' it suggests allowing yourself a few treats. Moderation being key.

    For the past 15 years (roughly) I have been sticking to a lifestyle where Sunday through Friday I eat mostly good, healthy foods. Little added oil, Little added sugar. This is relatively easy since I do the cooking and I can modify how foods are prepared. We have two boxes of hamburger helper in the larder, a couple boxes of scalloped potatoes. Those are for the days that I am in too much pain to stand over the stove. Most meals start off with basic ingredients, raw veg, lean meats. I add little to no oil, and usually no sugar at all. I will use a bit of honey if the food needs a sweet under-taste.

    Saturday is Junk-food Bonanza day. Taco hell, The King, Wendy, Ronald, Jack, etc will do the cooking for one meal or two. Lately we have been doing Panda Express more than anything else.

    Moderation is the key. Its ok to have an occasional piece of candy. Its not ok if you buy the family pack of mini-candies and devour all in one night sitting before the Boob-tube. Its OK to have ice cream once in a while, its not OK to date Ben and Jerry to the exclusion of all others.

    A one meal/two meals a week approach where you have your greasy, dripping hamburger and your large fries (super size me) is ok. If you are eating them every day of the week then you will have trouble.

    Edit addition: I currently weight 210. I think. I don't know, its been over a 18 months since I last stepped on the scales. I keep track of my weight by how well my pants fit. I assume that since I had to tighten up my belt a couple three months ago I 'lost' weight. For all I know I could be 220 or 190.


    I feel good, psychically, my pants are not tight, and my doctor hasn't looked at me and said 'Jesus Christ, your fat!'. My last operation 2 years ago the surgeon accused me of being 'thin' after my knee operation. He is the expert.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 10, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    I LOVE CANDY!
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    Nov 10, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    I sure do. Chocolate Muffins, Potato chips, cookies, cake, ice cream, and candy i just can't let it go.
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    Nov 10, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    No, not really. I guess I am lucky because a lot of it just doesn't appeal to me. I do get a trail mix (Whole Foods dark chocolate and raspberry) that is like crack, though, and I have to pour out a little dish of it and go eat it far from the bag or I will end up eating way more than I want to.
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    Nov 11, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    Gummi bears/worms, fruit roll ups, it's not that eat a few i can sit and eat the whole bag.
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    Nov 11, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Not so much junk food as just good rich, home cooking. I'm from new Orleans after all, heheh. I love a good burger or some homemade fried chicken. And I can get away with it right now icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 11, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    rendon saidGummi bears/worms, fruit roll ups, it's not that eat a few i can sit and eat the whole bag.
    For me its Starburst! Just like Lays Potato chips---->"cant have just one".
  • fitdude62

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    Nov 11, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    I dont have a problem with it. I love it. I have a problem not keeping it in the house. If it is there I'll eat it.

    Baked goods are my biggest downfall. If it is baked and fresh out of the oven it's in my mouth before I can think about it.

    I just made Apple,Oatmeal, Raisin cookies last night and have to give them away this morning before I ate them all. icon_neutral.gif

    Peace
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    Nov 12, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    bigbrother4alexander saidDo you have a problem with junk food?
    No. It tastes great.
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    Nov 12, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    I can easily say no to fast food....not so much to a bucket of pasta in a cream sauce and an entire buttered baguette omg =o~~~~~~
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    Nov 12, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    My problem is I just love food - fast, slow, grilled, braised, suated, baked, raw, fried, spicy or just about any other way... I exercise so I can eat.
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    Nov 12, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    You know what's really good? Take that buttered baguette, drizzle it with honey and put a slice of granny smith apple and brie and bake everything to gooey melty perfection OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGOMG
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    i like it. I'm just careful not to get too out of control with it.
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    i love me candy, eye candy alsoicon_wink.gif
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    I will probably always have issues with junk food. Since I started eating healthy, it's not uncommon for me to have dreams where I eat an entire bag of chips or candy and just can't stop eating it. But in real life I can control myself, and it's about moderation. It's almost impossible to go cold turkey, you have to indulge sometimes.
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    I'm making chicken nachos with extra cheese as I read this thread.


    What's junk food?

    EDIT: I think I'mma add another kind of cheese, and maybe some sour cream...
  • tuffguyndc

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    Nov 15, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    my favorite is ice cream, baked goods, pizza, and cereal.
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    I am a super bad binge eater....dinner one night consisted of Pretzels (whole bag) Cheetos (whole bag), and a whole container of oatmeal raisin pecan cookies.

    I dunno, you tell me.
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    sole11 saidi love me candy, eye candy alsoicon_wink.gif


    But eye candy has no calories, and depending on what you do with said eye candy, you'll probably burn calories!
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    I could live off gummy bears, Doritos, and Mt Dew...
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    Nov 15, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    I was eating chic-fil-a a lot and managed to drop 20 lbs, only to gain it and then some on McDonald's over the summer when I was in class for 21 hours per week...