Articles tagged with: junk food

Avoid these 10 ultra-processed foods!

Avoid these 10 ultra-processed foods!

Think processed food only means frozen pizza and bags of chips? Or maybe it’s that white sliced supermarket bread, or anything in a packet? Think again. While the definition of processed foods embraces everything from tinned tomatoes to frozen berries (even cooking is actually a form of processing), it's often only those ultra-processed foods (UPF) you need to avoid. These are the ones considered the ‘root of all evil’ when it comes to poor diets and obesity.  Read on for my...

20 June 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

7 good reasons NOT to eat chips

Many people know that chips – whether potato crisps or corn tortilla triangles - are a discretionary food,  only to be eaten...

9 August 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

What is your relationship with food and eating?

Discretionary foods – what the heck are they?

Discretionary foods are often called ‘junk foods’or ‘treat foods’. However, I prefer to call them, ‘sometimes foods’. You...

2 November 2016 by Guest post

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Huge portions of junk food - the 7 worst culprits

Nutritionists know that portion sizes have increased over the past 20 years. What’s more they are contributing to our obesity...

10 August 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Discretionary food overload?

Discretionary food overload?

Basically, discretionary = junk. Everyone knows that ‘junk foods’ like sweet biscuits, cakes, pies, pasties, chips, crisps,...

8 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

The Worst 30 Foods for you to eat (beware)

The Worst 30 Foods for you to eat (beware)

Using the new Health Star Rating I’ve calculated the numbers of stars that the worst 30 foods will get. However, you’re unlikely...

8 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby