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How Junk Food Affects The Body, Part 1

by Erika Nicole Kendall

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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Kimberly Keyosha October 14, 2010 - 11:19 AM

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

Tina Fite October 14, 2010 - 12:26 PM


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.

Nicole October 14, 2010 - 1:06 PM

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!

Pamela Reams October 14, 2010 - 2:03 PM

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

Brandi October 14, 2010 - 4:21 PM

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.

Chanel October 14, 2010 - 5:47 PM

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.

Trenia October 15, 2010 - 12:14 PM

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

Rita October 16, 2010 - 8:32 PM

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

Alexis December 6, 2010 - 5:05 PM

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!

aisha August 5, 2011 - 1:16 PM

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.

SavvysMom November 11, 2011 - 2:47 PM

When you start eating and treating your body with respect, you taste changes. I know people who LOVE going to buffet restuarants like Golden Corral..It is awfully cheap, mass produced full of wheat, sugar, empty calories, fried, fried, fried..It just does not taste good! It takes awhile for people’s taste buds to adjust and I tell people..If you like burgers and fries, buy some buffalo, buy some FRESH PRODUCE, buy some local cheese, make some “baked homemade fries”…and when you eat all of that cooked at home goodness.. A Big Mac will never taste as good!! What you make yourself with quality ingredients runs circles around “fast food” and junk.

mianaja December 31, 2012 - 6:19 PM

I agree, I just today declined to eat with my parents because that’s where they like to eat. I feel really good about staying strong and plan to eat with them someplace that has healthy food and where I am not tempted to eat bad food and especially overeat.

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