Ok, what if you ate better for the next 30 days? I mean...really ate better. How much would your weight decrease? How would you feel? Let’s give it a go…
Clean the junk out.
Step one is simple: get rid of all the junk food that currently resides in your home, office and car. Go through with a big garbage bag and toss anything that remotely resembles junk food. Junk food is stuff that is high in empty calories and low in nutritional value. Better yet. Don't buy it.
Stock Up on healthy food.
Go to the store and stock up on delicious, nutritious foods that will take the place of the junk food. Nuts, seeds, fruit, veggies, hard boiled eggs, meatballs, and hearty salads or burrito bowls are great items to have on hand. You’ll eat less of these healthy snacks, since these aren’t empty calories, but rather nutrient-filled calories that fill you up and satisfy you.
When the next craving strikes you, tell yourself to stop! There is another word we use in the fit industry..that woLrd is HALT. This word is actually a handy acronym. Ask yourself, “Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?” If you’re hungry then reach for one of the healthy snacks from step above. If you’re angry, then try and find a resolution. If you are lonely, then reach out to a friend, instead of reaching for junk or comfort food. And if you are tired then make the time to grab a nap or get to bed early to catch up on sleep.
Stick With It
The first day that you go without junk food will be the hardest day. The second day will be a bit easier. The third day will be even easier than the second…and so on.
The fact is that your taste buds adjust to the foods that you exist on. When your diet is filled with junk foods then that is what your taste buds will crave, but as you shift to a diet that is filled with fresh, nutritious foods then your taste buds will forget all about that old junk food. Stick with it, one day at a time, and you will break free from the grip of junk food addiction.
Hope this is of some help to you to eat better!
Committed to Your Fitness Success,
Sidney L. West