Category Archives: Junk Food

Does Fructose Trigger Over-Eating?

The details via CBS news – Fructose, a common sugar found in the U.S. diet, may cause changes in the brain that trigger a person to overeat, a new brain imaging study shows. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain … Continue reading

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Bleeping French Fries

For the first five years, or so, of my Weight Watchers journey, I never touched a french fry – for the most part. Actually, the only time I ever ate french fries, like most Americans, was when eating out.  And, … Continue reading

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Holiday Weight Gain Study

Interesting info on this via the San Fran Gate – Despite what many people believe, the average adult gains only about 1 pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine. … Continue reading

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Goodbye To Twinkes & Wonder Bread?

The story via NBCDFW.com – Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said. “We deeply regret the … Continue reading

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Ef’ing French Fries

In the nine days prior to today, I have eaten TEN servings of french fries. When I was away down in Baltimore, I had them with every meal that wasn’t breakfast.  And, yesterday, at a baseball game, my daughter and … Continue reading

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Sleep Inducing Pizza?

I’ve been jonesing for some pizza for a while now.  In fact, before yesterday, I cannot remember the last time I had some pizza?  I know that I had some in December 2011.   And, if I had any between that … Continue reading

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If You Think, You Would Not Eat French Fries

An interesting report via Bloomberg today – Biting into a McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) french fry should be like “walking on freshly fallen snow.” Barbara Booth, the company’s director of sensory science, was presiding over the fast-food giant’s semi-annual French Fry … Continue reading

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Donuts…D’oh!

Today, I brought in donuts for one of my teams at work.  There are eight on this team.  So, I picked up 18 assorted donuts on the way into the office. It was a long ride smelling them on the way … Continue reading

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Forks Over Knives

I’m late to the party on this one – and hope to see the DVD soon.  Click here to see more on it.

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Don’t Be Children Of The Quorn

Via ConsumerAffairs.com – The vat-grown mold used to make the Quorn line of meat substitutes causes gastrointestinal distress and in some cases, life-threatening anaphylactic reactions, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nutrition and food … Continue reading

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Pizza Is A Vegetable?

Via David Rogers – The white potato loophole in new dietary rules for school lunches just got bigger – about the size of a slice of pizza. That’s the latest from the green vegetable front as the Food and Nutrition … Continue reading

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Diet Coke Dilemma

Earlier this year, I gave up drinking Diet Coke – and went seven months without having one. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve slipped back into the habit of having one a day, on weekdays, where I grab a … Continue reading

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220 Days Between Diet Cokes

As mentioned in the past, I “gave up” drinking Diet Coke back on January 16th of this year. However, while in Disney last week, I “slipped” and had a Diet Coke on August 24th, 25th and 26th.  Basically, I was … Continue reading

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Today Is National Junk Food Day!

Seriously, it is…google it, if you don’t believe me. What a sick concept.  What’s next, National Smoke A Cigarette Day?  Or, what about National Texting While Driving Day?  Say, anyone up for National Lick Your Finger & Stick It In … Continue reading

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I Never Ate An Oreo Double Stuf Cookie In My Life…

..that’s because I used to eat them in groups of eight! True story. I’ve mentioned in the past how much junk I ate as a kid. And, sadly, a lot of those bad habits carried on into my adulthood. Further, … Continue reading

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What Makes You Gain & Lose Weight

Interesting news via NOW@NEJM – What is the secret to losing weight and keeping it off? People have asked this question for ages, and many different answers have been proposed. We’re all familiar with various dieting fads that have passed … Continue reading

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Deep-Fried Kool-Aid

Yes, it does exisit. Via the San Diego Union-Tribune – The deep-fried Kool-Aid is selling like deep-fried hot cakes, according to their famed creator, “Chicken” Charlie Boghosian. Chicken Charlie’s is a staple of fried rations at fairs across the country. … Continue reading

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Putting A Time & Effort Price Tag On Junk Food

There are 880 calories in a Cinnabon® Classic Roll. An average person burns around 600 calories running for one hour – if they run at a pace in the ballpark of five miles per hour. Think about that the next … Continue reading

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National Donut Day

National Donut Day is “celebrated” annually on the first Friday of June. Donuts have an interesting place in my life story.  As a kid, like most kids, I was a picky eater.  But, I loved chocolate frosted donuts from a … Continue reading

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McPiggy

McDonald’s is changing their look. Via the Huffington Post - McDonald’s is taking a cue from Starbucks and upgrading the look and feel of its stores, reports USA Today. The fast food giant has invested over $1 billion in remodeling its 14,000 … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Aims To Get Teens Hooked On Soda

If you haven’t read Mike Jacobson’s post on Coke Turns 125: Why I’m Not Celebrating over at MomsRising Blog yet, you should check it out. Great stuff, as usual. Click here to read it.

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Bleeping Bagels

Yesterday, a co-worker brought in bagels for everyone in our department. And, they were huge. If I had to guess, they were 6 inches wide and 3 inches high. Big, old, monster, doughy, white bread bagels. Now, right away, I … Continue reading

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The Junk In Some Junk Food

Someone just brought this one to my attention. It’s the 10 Weird and Gross Ingredients in Processed Food via WebEcoist. I have no idea if any of this is true. Nonethless, these mentioned therein are really shocking: Fertilizer in Subway Sandwich … Continue reading

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Study: Restriction Decreases, Not Increases, Cravings

Interesting news from the L.A. Times The prospect of going on a diet makes many people nervous. Once cravings for verboten foods set in, dieters may fall off the wagon. But a study finds that over time, restricting some foods … Continue reading

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Beware Wendy’s “Natural Cut” Fries

Great stuff on these via the awesome Fooducate blog: 43% percent increase in sodium compared to the previous Wendy’s version. That’s 500mg (more that 20% of the daily max) in a medium serving of fries. The calorie count is 420 … Continue reading

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