What’s more important for you to listen to, your wallet or your body?
- The daily recommended count of calories is 2,200 for girls and somewhere around 2,500 to 2,800 for guys and when you eat over that amount your body then translates the extra calories to fat, creating an increase in obesity.
- In several research studies, eating large amounts of junk food is linked to behavior disorders in kids and teens.
- Junk food and type 2 diabetes are also commonly paired together, because in research studies the high quantity of sugar, if eaten regularly, can cause diabetes.
- Also, as teens get older the negative effects of eating junk food follows you and can cause heart problems.
Now, if you’re not ready to accept that junk food is never a friend, then maybe the mayor from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” can ...
Now, maybe I’m over-exaggerating, but the sooner you understand that junk food isn’t a friend then I may be able to help you prevent from becoming as fat as the mayor. All you need to do is relax and try some tasty treats that are inexpensive and nutritious. Here are a couple:Food allergy-friendly (For my fellow hypo-allergic teens)
- Soy yogurt (or regular yogurt which ever you prefer!)
- Strawberry and banana smoothie
- Nutrigrain bars (I love strawberry and apple cinnamon)
- Fruits (I love peaches, kiwi, strawberry, watermelon, and nectarine)
- Veggies (I like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and asparagus)
- Celery with peanut butter and raisins
- Homemade trail mix (easy to make with granola, oats, peanuts, walnuts, raisins, and just a few chocolate chips)
- Yogurt mixed with granola
- Walnuts, cashews, and other nuts (nuts, in general, have tons of calories that are great for snacking)
- Don’t get soda, try tea, water, lemonade (better than soda), milk, or a smoothie
- Avoid chicken nuggets; they have the leftover parts of the chicken in them
- Say “no” to fries and get fresh veggies or don’t get a side at all.