11 – Fast food survival tactics

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Scientists claim junk food is as addictive as heroin
http://www.grist.org/article/scientists-claim-junk-food-is-as-addictive-as-heroin/

The more junk food you eat, the more you’ll find yourself having to exercise

Rodents are really a poor model to understand human psychology and even physiology

Lots of carbs coupled with lots of fat is a double metabolic wammy!

“Addiction” label can easily turn into self-fulfilling prophecy

Self-responsibility is key to taking charge of your own healthy and fitness

The 30 Worst Fast Food Restaurant Choices
http://features.fitnessmagazine.com/30WorstFastFoodRestaurantChoices.html

Beware big buns, which equate to excess carbs and thus fat storage

Look for fresh veggies, rather than deep fried madness (which can be loaded with free radicals)

If you need to do damage control for a bad meal, make sure you supplement with anti-oxidents

Beware a high carb to protein ratio (aim for 1 to 1)

Use nuts to obtain your good fat and energy and look for healthy salads with adequate protein

Nutrition protein bars will do in a bind much better than most fast food

Study: 40% of U.S. May Be Obese by 2018
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/17/health/main5683256.shtml

The Obese Don’t Always Know It
http://www.livescience.com/health/091117-obesity-body-size.html

Self-acceptance is a major component to coming to terms with one’s health and fitness ideals

Life is about flourishing instead of doing damage control!

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