If you are overweight or obese, the best thing you can do for yourself is to cut out junk food completely. This will help break the sugar high and low cycle, where your body craves more food because it is lacking in nutrition.
The term “junk food” refers to any food that is high in calories and saturated fat, salt or sugar with little nutritional value. Junk food causes obesity for these reasons.
Unfortunately, this food is usually convenient, cheap, tasty, and extremely addictive. Examples are:
Fat and obesity normally stems from childhood habits. Addiction to junk food begins at a young age. Children who become addicted to junk food actually stop eating the nutritious food they need to grow up healthy. Kids that live on fats and sugars have shorter attention spans, growth problems, and suffer from tooth decay and weak bone structure early in life. If habits are not changed at that point, it is difficult to change later in life.
When children with junk food addition become adults and metabolism slows down, it is less able to cope with junk food and suffer from all kinds of terminal ailments. In fact, almost twice as many people die each year of heart disease caused by diet-related obesity.