Question About Junk Food

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  1. Campfired

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    Most of you folks know to eat healthy foods...what if you overdid it and your doctor told you, "Eat smaller, healthier portions, or be diagnosed with Type II Diabetes"?

    My doctor has been after me to cut back on the processed carbs, sugars, and junk foods.

    I do not look forward to my declining years injecting myself with insulin.

    Yet that is what overeating can do to you, especially the junk foods.

    Please chime in on this; I'd like to ask your opinions about this subject that is important to everyone.
     
  2. Scrapperz

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    There goes the giant banana split on the weekends, lol. A good friend told me once "As I get older I eat less". I'm getting older and I also eat less, it makes sense to me.
     
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    What exactly are you looking for an "opinion" on?
     
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    If it's natural eat it, if it's processed use moderation or give it up.

    Take orange juice for example. You are meant to eat the whole orange segment so the fiber caries the sugar out.

    Sweet sells is why it's in everything, you will get used to things less sweet. Stop drinking soda now, get water always or unsweetened tea when your at a restaurant.
     
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  5. Campfired

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    Hmm. Asking about weight gain from overeating, or eating so-called "unhealthy" foods, the medical risks, contrasted with taking in proper nutrition. Making better choices as to what you take in, vs. the medical risks associated with bad diet choices.
     
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    Okay, my opinion is you'll gain weight if you overeat.
     
  7. shane8

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    I usually prefer fruit over man made sweet foods ......

    a lifestyle change is hard for many but your body prefers nutritious real food so give it a chance

    ps - if you're fat then that's also a big danger
     
  8. spunky

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    Type II Diabetes does not require you to shoot insulin. A single Metformin pill a day will/should regulate your blood sugar, and prevent it from spiking. As you've mentioned....eating smarter, and certainly knocking out (most of) those carbs, sugars, and junk foods, would be a good way to avoid the pill a day. Who wouldn't want that?
     
  9. Campfired

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    As one forum member has already stated, moderation is key. You can indulge every other week or so, but it might put some folks in a higher risk situation if they indulged more frequently.

    Case in point: Most folks enjoy ice cream every so often. Do you also enjoy the pain and inflammation associated with eating ice cream more often? It is true, eating too many processed carbs and sugars contributes to the pain and inflammation in your cardiovascular system. Ask a doctor for proof. This also elevates your blood glucose levels that may increase your risk of diabetes.
     
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    I would avoid $113.02 Stuffed Shrimp entrées. They're a killer. ;)
     
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    Concur. Usually, I might eat an English muffin, cream cheese and jam, or cottage cheese and blueberries before bed. I usually don't eat breakfast, and the evening snack eases sleep. Sometimes a sliced apple and couple mozzarella sticks. That might actually be healthier than the previous 2 choices.
     
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    Read Fast Food Nation and never spend another dime at any place that has a drive through.

    They have a lot of balls adding the word 'food' to their product.
     
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    You kidder, you.
     
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    Ask your doctor if eating well and excersize is right for you.
     
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    While that may work well for you, eating an english muffin with jam would be a carb/sugar nightmare for me...especially right before bed....giving myself no chance to try and burn it off before it all turns into a lump of sugar inside me. That's exactly the kind of thing I now avoid at all costs.
     
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    I could tell a horror story about a former friend of mine who cared for his 90 y.o. mom, and when she passed, he would stop at every fast food place along his music tour route. Eventually, his BP skyrocketed so that he began experiencing TMA strokes. When the doctors finally got him to agree to be hospitalized, his BP was about 235/110. The TMA strokes caused irreparable brain damage, and my friend's guitar career ended rather abruptly. He now is permanently in a nursing home. The guy all his life was a health food believer, but when his Mom passed, his diet went out the window.
     
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    You must eat a nutritious breakfast, then, yes?
     
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    Hear ya. Only partially deemed junk food we might have is some lightly salted pistachios or cashews.
     
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    Rest easy knowing that when you consume calories is irrelevant to weight gain. The "eating before bed" fear is a myth.
     
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  20. shane8

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    they keep changing ideas on nutrition all the time .... I think atm breakfast isn't a priority

    as far as western diets go the mediterranean diet is tops & they still manage to cram down cakes + pizza ;)

    consider breakfast in Italy = a cap & a cake
     

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