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How To Stop Eating Junk Food - Solutions And Answers

Mar 13, 2008
How confident are you that you will be able to keep all the junk food in the house for a full month and not eat any ? Avoiding temptation and eating healthy is the number one strategy and will pay off well in the near future.

To test if you can really avoid temptation, even with all the food in the house, try the steps below:

1. Hide it - get it out of sight.

2. Wrap it in "plain brown paper" and stick it in the freezer.

3. Put it out of plain sight and practice sitting next to it without eating it. Do you think you can overcome the temptation ?

4. Think about how good you will feel by not eating it and substituting a more nutritious food that improves your health and reduces weight.

5. Think about how you feel after you eat junk food and how much more positive you will feel about yourself if you don't eat any ( or if you eat only a planned amount .

6. Visualize yourself with a stunning body shape and how good you would feel once you stop this habit of eating junk food.

7. Think about how much you would be in control when you say "No, thanks" when someone offers you junk food.

8. Choose foods that are grilled or broiled than that are fried. Grilled chicken and rice bowls or sandwiches, salads and nuts with light dressing would be a better choice when you have hunger pangs / cravings. Substitute your fried snacks with fat free versions and healthy snacks.

9. Have a full health meal on time, or cook large meals and store in the freezer for later. This will prevent you from running out of food at home or tempting you to run to that vending machine.

10. Eat a big breakfast, this will stop you from going hungry or binging at lunch. Breakfast must consist of high complex carbohydrates and some milk. Try to eats fruits in the afternoon and drink plenty of water through out the day.

Every time that you eat fried foods this is what you are doing: you are tripling the calories per serving, and the other nutritional value of your food is cut by about two-thirds.

Try the following food substitutes for junk food:

Cake = angel good cake topped with fresh strawberries
Potato Chips = Fat free or low chips, microwave popcorn
Cola = Fresh fruit juice or mineral water with a squeeze of lime
Cookies = Graham crackers with a little peanut butter

Hope the above article would have helped you in your determination to stop eating junk food.
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