Food addiction is very natural, but getting addicted to junk food is very simple. Sugar is the main culprit that stimulates your brain to make you eat more. Junk food refers to foods that contribute lots of calories but little nutritional value. Advertisement plays a vital role in making you over eat your favorite foods. Common food cravings include: soda, lays potato chips, hamburgers, candies, cheese puffs, cookies and snack cakes. Always go for stomach hungers and not mouth hungers. Once you understand that your mind’s being over-stimulated, you have to start looking at your food on a different level. Fast foods are always high in fat and calories also contribute to weight gain.
To maintain your calories always go for the ‘need of food’ i.e hunger and not ‘desire for food’ i.e appetite. Obesity epidemic is due to the overeating of junk food. Children who eat a lot of junk foods may develop nutritional deficiencies that lead to low energy, mood swings, sleep disturbance and poor academic. Researchers have shown that the obesity rate would increase by 42 percent. Obesity increases your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other chronic health conditions. A healthy diet plays a part in keeping hormone levels on an even keel, while a diet high in junk food falls short of these requirements.
5 reasons to stop eating junk food right now!
- Increases the risk of heart disease
- Increases your risk of cancer
- Causes fatigue and weakness
- Causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels
- Damage your liver
The saturated fats in foods like bacon and cheese impair your brain’s normal ability to regulate appetite and cravings. Some of the breakfast cereals also contain sugar or high-fructose corn syrup and white flour or milled corn which could definitely be considered junk food. For better or for, junk food is now available all over the world. So it’s your health and you will be responsible for your diet.
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