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Old 08-20-2008, 11:18 AM   #21
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Ah, but does a dessert become a junk food if eaten in quantity?

My definition of junk food is:

If you can buy it in a convenience store.

(With some exceptions, of course.)
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #22
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I have to disagree. I'd classify it as dessert rather than junk food. I think there is a difference.


maybe if you knew how quickly I have made a 9 inch square pan of brownies disappear and that the sugar to flour ratio is 2:1, would you still disagree
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:17 PM   #23
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I think the definition of junk food varies from person to person. At my last physical everything checked out fine except I have a slightly high triglyceride level. I suppose I would consider foods that contribute to this "junk food". My doc gave me a general list of foods to avoid. That means I need to cut down on beer consumption which I have not done.

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:35 PM   #24
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To me junk food is something with a lot of empty calories and little to none nutrients.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:50 PM   #25
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i'm a healthy snacker. i prefer an apple or ricecake over chips or candy.
i don't eat chocolate cause of caffeine.
i love lollipops & & that, & gingerale, otherwise caffeine-free diet coke or diet lemonade & fruit.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:55 PM   #26
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Webster's defines it as "Food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value."
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:39 PM   #27
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I think I eat quite a bit. Just this morning for example I didn't have time to eat my bowl of cereal and fruit at home so as soon as I got into work I had a bag of chips and a diet coke. At least I try to cut down on sugar intake whenever I can. I don't like consuming sugared beverages, for instance. I don't add sugar or any type of sweetener to coffee or tea either.
But for the most part I think I like all kinds of junk food.
It's gosh-darn near all I eat. After awhile I start cooking tho - just to vary it up.
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:48 PM   #28
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I don't know why,
But I always buy ice cream when it's on sale, but I very seldem eat it. GF and daughter usually take care of it. (which is funny because daughter only eats chicken breast cooked in PAM cooking spray) My junk food usually consists of hard pretzels, peanuts in the shell, assorted olives, assorted cheeses, canned sardines, ect......
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:02 PM   #29
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My favorite junk foods are nachos, hot dogs, and beer, among several other goodies.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:43 PM   #30
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Going with my definition from earlier, I don't eat junk food very much. I rarely keep chips (except corn tortilla chips), cookies, cake or other snacks like that in the house. If I have dessert, it's usually ice cream, which has protein and calcium, so I don't count it as junk food.

Once every couple of months, I get a bag of Cheetos or Fritos from the machine at work, but that's pretty rare. A couple times a year, I get a bag of wavy potato chips and some French onion dip, but it's rare because I know I'll eat it all in one or two sittings So I just don't buy it much. I get gas pretty bad when I have carbonated drinks, so that's rare, too, although I like to have a Coke with pizza or tacos.
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