Junk Food

How to curb your cravings for unhealthy and sugary foods

Everytime we have an urge to eat something, we’re most likely to aim for foods that are processed, unhealthy and/or sugary. Our hunger instantly latches on to the idea of eating junk foods that are delicious no doubt, but can be harmful for our body in many ways. Sometimes rather than satisfying our cravings, it leads to overeating, further increasing our chances of weight gain and or affecting our metabolism.

That said, it is extremely important that we keep a tab of the foods we eat and practice mindful eating at all times. So, for those of you looking for

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Boris Johnson’s junk food ad ban cuts just TWO calories a day off kids’ diet


TV promotions for unhealthy foods will be outlawed before the 9pm watershed with a total ban online with the Government claiming it will prevent 20,000 becoming obese

Chris Thomas, of the Institute for Public Policy Research said Boris Johnson must be ‘bolder’ with his plans

Boris Johnson’s junk food ad ban will only stop kids eating on average two fewer calories a day.

Ministers say stopping ads for unhealthy food before the 9pm watershed will reduce children’s annual calorie intake by 7.2 billion.

They claim that will prevent 20,000 becoming obese. But the startling figures become

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TikToker Claims to Have Lost 25 Pounds Eating ‘Junk’ Food in Japan

A TikToker who compared American and Japanese food in a wildly viral video touched off an online debate about eating habits in the two nations.

The TikTok, courtesy of Samantha “Sunnie” Cherie, who operates the @trashbuns account, has attracted more than 1.6 million videos since being posted to the platform on Friday.

The video was captioned, “Literally are [sic] JUNK for at least 2 meals a day In japan and lost POUNDS,” and the on-screen text played during the short video says even more.

In the short video, the TikToker nods while wearing sunglasses to Bfb Da Packman’s “Ocean Prime,”

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Does the app targeting behaviour change really work?

The UK is facing a health crisis, with a majority of citizens failing to eat an adequately healthy diet.

It is estimated that 75% of men and 72% of women do not consume enough fruit and vegetables in their diet, while recommended sugar intake guidelines are exceeded by 100%. Two in every three adults are currently obese or overweight.

As obesity and associated health conditions are recognised as major concerns, researchers are interested in behavioural weight management interventions designed to reduce calorie intake. These range from taxing beverages with high levels of added sugar to providing information about healthy diets.

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U.S. Kids Get Majority Of Their Calories From Ultra-Processed Junk Foods : NPR

Researchers found that 67% of calories consumed by children and adolescents in the U.S. came from ultra-processed foods in 2018, a jump from 61% in 1999. The nationwide study analyzed the diets of 33,795 children and adolescents.

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Researchers found that 67% of calories consumed by children and adolescents in the U.S. came from ultra-processed foods in 2018, a jump from 61% in 1999. The nationwide study analyzed the diets of 33,795 children and adolescents.

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Kids and teens in the U.S. get

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Ban on unlimited drink refills and ‘buy one get one free’ junk-food offers to be imposed from October 2022

Rules banning unlimited refills of sugary drinks in restaurants, and multibuy offers on sweets in large supermarkets, will come into effect from October 2022, the Government has confirmed.

Public Health minister Jo Churchill confirmed a six-month delay to the introduction of the measures in England, initially set for April 2022, to “allow businesses enough time to prepare”.

The measures, part of the Government’s strategy to “tackle obesity and get the nation fit and healthy”, include a ban on free refills of sugary soft drinks in the eating-out sector.

Supermarkets with 50 or more employees will face extra controls over the

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Study links junk-food diet to tired truckers, dangerous driving behaviors | 2021-07-19

Beijing — A regular diet of junk food may play a role in unsafe driving actions among commercial motor vehicle drivers by contributing to fatigue – a key factor in roadway collisions, results of a recent study out of China indicate.

Researchers used a sample of 389 male truck drivers from a transport company in Suzhou, China. The participants completed a food frequency questionnaire, another on fatigue, and questionnaires on driving behaviors and attitudes.

The researchers identified four patterns of diets: vegetable-rich, staple foods (carbohydrates, unrefined grains, dairy products and eggs), animal-derived (fish and poultry) and snacks (desserts, fried foods

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‘People need to understand these products are harmful’

According to the OECD, nearly 60% of people are overweight – of which around 25% have obesity. Measured against national guidelines, 50% of people have an ‘unhealthy diet’ while two in five people don’t eat enough fruit and veg.

It is well-documented that obesity is linked to rising rates of non-communicable diseases like some cancers, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This carries a massive economic toll in terms of direct and indirect costs. On average, 8.4% of the health expenditure in OECD countries will be spent on obesity and related conditions between 2020 and 2050.

The OECD suggests that

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Here’s how the mayoral candidates feel about a junk food tax in Boston


Readers wanted to know how the candidates would tackle food injustice in Boston.

We asked the candidates for mayor if they would support a junk food tax as a way to address food injustice. Scott Olson/Getty Images

As the race of Boston’s next mayor picks up, the list of questions Boston residents have for the candidates just keeps growing.

  • Boston.com sat down with each major candidate for mayor. Here’s what they think about everything.

We asked Boston.com readers to submit their questions for the mayoral candidates, and they sent in questions spanning topics like education, housing, climate change, and

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Floridians officially have a favorite junk food

Living in Florida means there’s a good chance you love warmer, more tropical climates. It also means your preferred junk food of choice may be on the cooler side in order to combat that heat.

If you agree, you’re a true Floridian.

According to Google trends research conducted by Bid-On-Equipment, the most popular junk food in the state of Florida is none other than Häagen-Dazs ice cream, followed by tres leches cake and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Ice cream from Salt & Straw in Coconut Grove. Photo by Nicole Lopez-Alvar. (Courtesy of Nicole Lopez-Alvar)

Häagen-Dazs secured the No. 1

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