The New Unhealthy: An Evolution of Bad-for-You Foods

The other day at my hair salon I was reading the current issue of Allure. I learned that Cindy Crawford eats chocolate daily (check out my recent guest post for FOX to learn why that’s a smart way to stay slim and healthy) and I came across a cool section called ‘Old Bad, New Bad, Forever Bad.’ Apparently acid-wash jeans are “old bad,” pajama jeans are “new bad,” and mom jeans are “forever bad.” It got me thinking about a comparable nutrition-related list. Here’s what I came up with: 

Old Unhealthy
Saturated fat
Excess calories
Carbohydrates
Coffee
Alcohol
Not getting enough exercise

New Unhealthy
Trans fat (aka partially hydrogenated oils)
Empty calories
Refined carbs
Dessert-like coffee drinks
Soda
Not getting enough sleep

Always Unhealthy  
Self-starvation
Crazy fad diets
Skipping meals
Anything artificial 
Being out of balance What are your picks for each category? Please tweet them to @cynthiasass and @Shape_Magazine or share them in the comments below.

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Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian with master's degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Frequently seen on national TV, she's a SHAPE contributing editor and nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. Her latest New York Times best seller is S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches.

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