This is based on an Australian study of 14 year olds. It’s definitely something to think about…
It seems really easy to blame Mr. Softee here, doesn’t it folks? But I won’t. I’ve lived too long with Mr. Softee and all the good treats he provides.
Before I get into lists and long explanations, I’ll say two things and then give you enough time to get mad at me:
- Too much of anything isn’t good for you. There is nothing wrong with balance. Give the kids some treats…especially if they deserve it.
- If PARENTS made their kids run and play and do some form of exercise instead of sitting in front of a TV all day, maybe they won’t have to worry about the foods they eat (or don’t eat).
I’m getting over a bad cold right now and that’s why I haven’t been posting like I need to. Don’t you hate it when real life just gets in the way?
This isn’t just happening in the US. It’s all over the world! However I am glad that people are doing something about. It may not be the best solution, but it’s a start.
Another one of the many reasons why Healthy Junk is needed.
I just read this and had to post it to you. Here’s an excerpt from Perez’s post:
After leaving her Jenny Craig regiment, the former Cheers cast member started to indulge in all the things she was never allowed to have. “My food demons are Chinese food, sugar, butter. A lot of butter.“
Didn’t I just talk about Chinese food (or Chinese-American, to be more specific) the other day? Yep, sure did.
Now there are a lot of things that Kristie can do AND STILL KEEP HER JUNK!! One really good instance is with butter. Instead of regular butter, she can use organic ghee. According to food-india.com, Ghee is a clarified butter without any solid milk particles or water. Now as far as the sugar…we’ll definitely talk about that more in Healthy Junk. Why? Because this entire post is about sugar and the control of it. Continue reading
Are you like me and don’t cook? Want to figure out how to make easy, healthy meals in a short time? Check out ifood.tv! From time to time, I’ll post videos with certain foods I want you to try out.
In the meantime, enjoy your junk food until I come back with more healthy junk.
What’s good everybody?
I hope you’re all enjoying this Earth Day and did your level best to be green…even if it’s only for one day!
I wanted to continue with my experiment with Junk Food and what I have done, so far, to rectify my situation.
Everything I am about to discuss from here out, you don’t have to do. You can try it and if you like it, then, go ahead and make it happen. Otherwise, wait for me to get specific and explain certain things before making a decision. It don’t make sense to ride the horse if you don’t know how to ride!
When I got home from running, disgusted with my time and how I felt, I sat down and decided to make some changes. The first change I was going to make was how I was going to budget my money for food. Usually, I’m hungry. I see how much $$ I have. I then go downstairs and buy whatever will last me for the day. Then, I would wake up the next morning hungry and feeling funky.
I needed to buy enough for a week. Refrigerated, Microwave it (we’ll talk about that soon too. I told you I’m a “flexitarian” ) and save it for later…I was all for that. So I went to my stores and bought dried cranberries (in bulk), a bunch of pears, 2 Macro/Vegan Noodle meals (Pad Thai and Udon Noodles), an organic microwaveable meal (yo, Whole Foods got it…don’t sleep!), some chocolate (I can’t wait to talk about this with you but first things first! ), and my gallon of water. Continue reading