, Video VaultHow Junk Food Affects The Body, Part 1

How Junk Food Affects The Body, Part 1

Erika’s Note: If you’re a subscriber, you’re going to want to visit the page to check out this video… trust me.

I’m not a junk foodie anymore. I mean, mind you – I have my fair share of cookies and cupcakes… but I don’t find value in junk food anymore. I don’t judge those who do.. it just doesn’t have the same hold on me that it used to, and because of that.. I have very little desire to “test it.”

I’ll be following this up all day with the rest of the videos from the series, so be sure to keep checking back.

Can I relate to the experiences in the series? Absolutely. Check it out and let me know if you can relate, as well!

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By | 2017-06-10T11:29:15+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Fast Food, Video Vault|12 Comments

About the Author:

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.


  1. Kimberly Keyosha October 14, 2010 at 11:19 AM - Reply

    I absolutely love this blog! Such wonderful and useful health information!

  2. Tina Fite October 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM - Reply


    Thanks for showing this. Now I have to clean up my face because of my tears. I’m so happy that I no longer live this way but I’m sad because much of my family continues in this manner.

    Can’t say much else right now. Just…thanks! I hope it’s enough.

  3. Nicole October 14, 2010 at 1:06 PM - Reply

    Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this. This is further confirmation that I need to stay focused. I find that the biggest task that I am up against is preparation. I do not enjoy fast food. But I find myself leaning toward it when I am in a time crunch, and have not prepared anything for myself ahead of time.

    This was a really good series. Thanks!

  4. Pamela Reams October 14, 2010 at 2:03 PM - Reply

    Thank you thank you thank is all I can say it was meant for me to see this

  5. Brandi October 14, 2010 at 4:21 PM - Reply

    Erika this was such mind blowing. I made a promise to “MYSELF” today to let the fast food go and do better.

    Thank you for sharing all that you have.

  6. Chanel October 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM - Reply

    It is always good to get the facts about exactly what we’re doing to our bodies. But, honestly, did we REALLY need the 5 day experiment to truly get what junk food does to us? Eating junk food is much like smoking cigarettes (or crack depending on who you are). You know it’s bad for you and yet, you continue to do it. I am GUILTY. My diet is so schizophrenic. One minute I’m having tofu and veggies. The next I’m face down in a bowl of Chunky Monkey. And in my mind, because I was “good” most of the day, I ‘deserve’ a treat. And a vicious cycle is born. Ultimately, much like quitting cigarettes (or crack), the choice HAS to be yours. You have to decide enough is enough. I never wanted to be THAT girl. You know, the one who examines EVERYTHING she eats to the point of obsession? But, you almost have to in order to keep your eating in check.

  7. Trenia October 15, 2010 at 12:14 PM - Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this. What a serious wake up call!

  8. Rita October 16, 2010 at 8:32 PM - Reply

    If I didnt get it before, then I surely get the picture now. Wow oh wow, thanks Erika for the friendly reminder.

  9. Alexis December 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    While that was a very interesting study the Doctor did, I can’t help but being disgusted by it. I never really bothered to look at what it was that I was eating and how it effected me or my children! This is DEFINITELY an eye opener!

    Thanks for posting Erika!

  10. aisha August 5, 2011 at 1:16 PM - Reply

    i think this video was great and really informative overall especially about how your body can change instantaneously depending on what you’ve eaten, but i wish he’d demonstrated other non-stereotypical ways of overindulging with regards to food. it’s not only mcdonald’s and dunkin donuts that are bad for you but also the sit down chain restaurants like applebee’s, cheesecake factory, etc. that have astronomical amounts of added salts, sugars and fats in their food and i find even people who don’t regularly eat at say mcdonald’s/burger king/wendy’s/taco bell will have dinner/drinks at olive garden and places like that and not be conscious of what is in their meal.
    and he didn’t even touch on how the foods that we prepare at home can also be filled with unnecessary additives. even if on average it’s hard to replicate the calorie/sugar/fat count of a normal restaurant meal at home, if you use frozen prepared meals, you have to be similarly careful about serving sizes and the nutritional value of those meals as well.
    basically if you’re not regularly using fresh/frozen fruits and veggies in your meals, there’s no to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need to be healthy not even to talk of losing weight if that’s your ultimate goal.

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