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So I tell my story pretty often of how REALLY bad I was addicted to junk food...but do you know WHY the junk food is so bad for you??
Junk food is usually high in calories (DUH right??). Your body does not like to waste energy; therefore, the excessive calories are usually stored as fat, causing the lovely weight gain! Eating junk food for long periods of time can lead to obesity, vitamin deficiencies, and heart diseases, etc.
What is sad is that junk food is pretty much accessible almost everywhere you go and it can even affect the brain because of high levels of insulin.
The sodium in fast food can lead to elevated blood pressure, which can lead to a stroke if not careful. A diet high in saturated fat and trans fat also increases the risk of clogging the arteries. You can even hurt the cells in your brain through malnutrition. Without good nutrition your neural function and brain chemistry can be negatively impacted.
Are you reading all this!?!? This is EXACTLY what I was doing to my body!!! Reading it like this, from a medical standpoint, really bothers me in the fact that I didn't take much regard to what I was FULLY doing. So I was totally disrespecting my body that God created. OUCH!!!! That pains me!!
Do you want to live in the life of what Rebecca used to eat on the weekends? Be prepared to be shocked.....
Breakfast - 4 Chocolate Poptarts + 16 oz. Skim Milk (Who knows why skim - LOL)
No Snacks - This was crazy on my part...I didn't have enough time was my excuse!! Sugar was affected by this - should be eating every 2-3 hours to balance out.
If we went to Wendy's I got this
- Large Spicy Chicken Combo with only Cheese on it
- Large Fries
- Large Dr. Pepper
- Medium Frosty
- Cheeseburger Plain
- THEN Go to Gas Station down the road and get a candy bar - IT WAS DESSERT!!! (Yes on top of the Frosty) OR get a Medium Blizzard from Dairy Queen (Something always chocolate of course and if it was the special of the month even better!!)
If we went to McDonald's:
- Quarter Pounder Combo with No Mustard or Onions
- Medium Fries
- Medium Dr. Pepper
- Cheeseburger Plain
- Hot Fudge Sundae with Nuts
- THEN Go to Gas Station down the road and get a candy bar - IT WAS DESSERT!!! (Yes on top of the Sundae) OR get a Medium Blizzard from Dairy Queen (Something always chocolate of course and if it was the special of the month even better!!)
Snack - Blood sugar is out of wack and I feel like crap...I am crashing and SO tired so I need a pick me up. Another Candy Bar ought to do the trick - WRONG!!! But down it went!
Dinner Time - WOW I am starving I thought....so let's order a PIZZA with breadsticks and a pitcher of Pepsi
Large 18" Pizza from Husson's with Pepperoni, Banana Peppers, and Pineapple. Eat 7-10 slices + 4-5 breadsticks + Pop or water...depending
Come home eat another candy bar and when husband goes to bed....eat 2 more!!
So yeah that was my TYPICAL and USUAL weekend and sometimes days through the week...for months and even years at a time. Five (5) candy bars a day spread out and sometimes they wasn't spread out = 36 candy bars a week. OH DEAR REBECCA....WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!
Scary and Gross isn't it?!?!? Knowing what I ate and how much of it I ate, concerns me now, but before I couldn't care less. It took me blacking out from my sugar to fully GRASP how bad I let myself go.
Do you know the amount of calories I was inhaling!?!?! Upwards of 5,000-7,000 ...You got to understand...one blizzard could be almost 1,000 depending what is in it.
So yes...If I can go from these HORRIBLE habits to what I am doing now, you can change your ways too. It doesn't happen over night...it takes time...and you need to create time to take care of you.
So next time, when you think it is too tough to handle, remember it could always be worse.
Never say you can't because YOU CAN!!!!! That is precisely why I created my FREE 5 Day Boot Camp Challenge starting April 16th! I want to share my EXACT 5 steps with you on how I conquered these horrible habits!
If you want in and haven't already signed up, than do so NOW!