I am half Lebanese and half American. The Lebanese have a wonderful nutrition mentality. They eat what is fresh and in season. There are not a lot of processed foods in the diet. The whole Meditteranean area is touted for healthy eating. However, as I said I am half American and unfortunately, I inherited my mother's taste for junk (as did my daughter). Eventhough she cooked arabic food for supper, lunch was ALWAYS processed or fast food junk! She still keeps chips and cookies in her house. Something that my husband (Lebanese) does too, but he only nibbles a small amount AFTER a meal..not IN PLACE of one. My habits are atrocious and I am a huge emotional eater...it seems with three small babes, there is always an emotional reason to eat! Anywho...I have no will power, no stregth to make myself stop. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mountain Dew and would prefer to give up food instead of it. I do try to limit myself to one a day. I guess my point is...how do I change????? When I was in college, I worked out religiously, I ate well (except my beloved MD) and I looked great! How can I regain control of myself again?? I feel like I am living in a whirl wind of chaos, junk food, and stress.