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Junk Food: A Not-So-Pretty Perspective

You sat down to eat a few bites of ice cream and before you knew it, the whole pint was gone. Do you think a little extra exercise will negate what you ate? Think again. It would take four hours and 13 minutes of walking at a moderate pace to burn off the calories. A better option: "Look for healthier foods to satisfy your cravings. And when you do indulge in junk food, watch your portions. Most people eat more than twice the recommended serving size," says Jamie Saunders, MS, a registered dietitian at University of Utah Health.

Craving comfort foods? Here are some healthy recipe tweaks to turn high-fat, high-calorie favorites into sensible dishes.

Junk Food Burn Gym Infographic