Junk food cravings are powerful. You become unable to resist the temptation. Junk food has the right amount of fat, sugar and salt along with other additives which makes you eat it more, even when you’re full. The truth is, they might make you momentarily happy but they aren’t good for your health at all. Yes, cutting out junk food from your life is easier said than done but if you’re willing to do it, you can.
Here are some clever ways to outsmart junk food cravings:
1. Know Your Trigger Foods
Nobody other than yourself knows what it is that you crave the most. What are you addicted to? Chocolates or salty things? Fries or shakes? Once you get the answer, don’t let those things stay anywhere near you. Neither in your refrigerator nor in your room. According to a research, you are likely to end up eating the items that are within easy reach.
2. Chew More, Eat Less
Did you know that if you take time in eating, you are likely to eat less? Eating more slowly while upping your chew count will make you eat less. Next time you sneak in a treat, chew slowly and consciously. Wait until you finish one bite to take the next.
3. Colours & Textures
The major reason why fast food attracts us is that it has so many colours and textures. So the next time you serve yourself a healthy meal, make sure you add a variety of colours and textures. Have everything from salty to sugary in your plate so satisfy your taste buds.
4. Take Action
Don’t sit there waiting for healthy food to appear at your doorstep and cook itself. Go to the grocery, buy healthy vegetables and cook your food. Get rid of all the junk food in your kitchen or in your fridge. If you want to change your eating habits, do something about it.
5. Gross Yourself Out
You’ll automatically start eating less junk food when you’ll see how it is made. Watch videos and read on to find out how junk food is created. Here is one that’ll make you cringe: The vitamin D3 added to many yoghurt brands is manufactured from sheeps’ grease.
6. Enjoy Healthy Food
Healthy food isn’t as bad as you think. There are tons of recipes available on the internet which are tasty as well as healthy. Once you’ve adapted, healthy food will seem as delicious as junk food.
7. No Need To Ban Junk Food
This is something you’ve been wanting to read for so long, isn’t it? Well, the good news is that you don’t need to ban junk food from your life. You can have cheat days but only once in a week or once in 10 days. As long as you eat healthy 90% of the time, you will be ok.