Category Archives: Junk food

Do You Want Fries With That?


Most of us on “healthy” nutrition programs routinely face challenges to our regimen and self-discipline, especially if we live in an urban area packed with restaurants and fast food take-out places. As good as I feel on a vegan diet, there is an odd, nearly-irresistible pull towards the fries. In today’s New York Times, here’s an interesting article that speaks exactly to this phenomenon: “Why Healthy Eaters Fall for Fries.”

Just writing this makes me want to go get some sweet potato fries from one of the restaurants on my street. My trick to combat the urge: When the pull is underway, don’t leave the house with money or credit card.