Friday, March 27, 2009

Junk is a Four-Letter Word in any Food Group

Sure, there’s a terrible recession, and it’s keeping us up at night. We stress out about losing a job. Or maybe we’re about to lose a job. Or maybe we can’t pay our bills with two jobs. So we turn to junk food.

And we’re not alone. The American Psychological Association’s recent survey on stress found that almost 50 percent of us are stressed out about the economy. And about half of us who are stressed out either skip meals, eat too much or turn to junk food.

To put it bluntly, junk is the four-letter word in any food group. And it will do you far more harm than other curse words when you’re stressed out about this economy. So cut it out. You know better.

I once weighed in at more than 200 pounds before I just said no to junk food. I was already addicted to cigarettes, too, before I quit them. And if I can do it, so can you.

Need help? Immediately toss out any junk food in your house. If it costs $20, think how much more it will cost you if you eat that junk food in terms of future doctor bills and all those new “fat” clothes.

When you’re tempted, take a walk for 10 minutes until you stop thinking about that four-letter word. Drink two glasses of ice-cold water to fill up fast, and drown that hunger pang for junk. Call someone who will give you a pep talk. Call on God, or whatever you want to call your higher power.


At April 5, 2009 at 9:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except that the junk food is so cheap. 99 cent menus are hard to pass up when you're in a hurry.


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