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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
Not getting enough exercise

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

Always Unhealthy  
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.

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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