For millions of adults and children junk food and increased inactivity has led to obesity. For some people junk food has become a way of life, they are addicted to it and if everyone in your family for example eats junk food then it is very hard to eat healthy. But it is not impossible at all. So why junk food is bad for you?
There is so much talk about junk food. People know that it is unhealthy and makes people fat but what is the exact definition of junk food. Well Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods with little or no nutritional value, or to products with nutritional value but which also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten, or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all. The term was coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1972.
Factors contributing to labeling as junk food are high levels of refined sugar, white flour, trans fat and saturated fat, salt, and additives such as preservatives and coloring agents. Others include lack of proteins, vitamins, fiber and other nutrients for a healthy diet. Junk food is associated with health problems including obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and dental cavities. Problems with fast food may not be apparent to children, hence advertising aimed at children has come under criticism.
Most kids and also adults who eat junk food are also inactive. If you combine these two, then you will get a very serious and unhealthy combination. Our modern lifestyle has caused all of the problems we have and once you have fallen into the trap of junk food and inactivity, then it is almost impossible to get out of it.
How many people do you know how have tried to eat healthy, lose weight and train, but have failed? Maybe you are one of them? The reason why so many people fail is that there is information overload. There are thousands of diets, magic pills, supplements, miracle weight loss exercise programs and what not. To be honest 95% of the information is junk and is made to rip you off with empty promises.
There is no magic pill that makes you lose weight and makes you look like a supreme athlete. You have to do it the hard way. It is very hard for people to change their lifestyle. But to be healthy and lose weight you have to change your lifestyle. It is the only way.
It is not impossible to change your habits and start living a healthier life. The most important factor about it all is knowledge. If you have the knowledge and you know what you have to do to be successful, then you have done most of the work already.
It is never to late to change your lifestyle. If you have the desire and motivation then nothing will stop you. People just have to stop finding silly excuses. You know junk food is bad for you and if you dont exercise you will have serious problems. Today could be the first day of the rest of your life. Make changes today not tomorrow. You will be surprised what you can actually accomplish.