Chili Cheese Fries with tomatoes, pickles and onion at The HatYeah, yeah, there are only good and bad diets, right? In general, that could be considered true, but come on! In a country faced with epidemics of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and a population where indulgence is a daily routine, what is good about a fried pork rind? Nutrition-wise a can of cheese whiz doesn’t hold a candle to a mango! We usually don’t have a problem treating ourselves to those tasty foods, so to say there are no ‘bad’ foods might be a license for some people to eat anything whenever they want. It’s possible some foods really are not good for some people. For example, if having cookies in the house triggers a person to binge, then that food could be a problem simply because it results in unhealthy behaviors.  That doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake, chocolate, or chips, but only once in a while and in reasonable portions, such as a can of soda once every other week, not every day. Instead, stock the kitchen with ‘good’ foods, which means “real” foods, such as colorful fruits and vegetables, 100% whole grain bread, canned tomatoes and beans, nuts, and low-fat yogurt or soymilk.n Photo credit: Creative Commons License Marshall Astor via Compfight