How to Eliminate Junk Food from Your Diet
A Simple No-Nonsense Guide
Addicted to junk food, overweight, feeling yucky, and just tired of it all? If you're feeling any of that you probably know it's time to put your foot down.
I'll help make it easy for you to cut out junk food completely. You don't have to be perfect, and you may need extra help. The steps and tips below, if followed, will help you get healthier, inside and out.
I've broken it down to the two basic ways people do this: a slow transition versus an all out war waged on junk food. The choice is yours. Stay the same, slowly start getting healthier, or make an overnight change. I recommend going cold turkey, because you'll notice all the benefits quickly and that will inspire you to change more.
Whatever your choice, the steps and tips in my guide below aim to make eliminating junk food easy for you to do.
Quit Junk Food Little By Little
Steps & Tips
- Start making a list of health recipes, meals, and snacks that you like. You're going to start eliminating unhealthy meals and replacing them with healthy meals. The list will help you remember that there are a lot of options out there.
- Just start doing it! Start the replacement process and each week, replace more junk food meals with healthy meals.
- Keeping a journal of your eating habits will help you stay real with them. Don't cheat, this is for your own benefit.
- Take it to the next level. Always try to eat healthy.
- Get your exercise. Working out makes you feel a healthy soreness and you'll want to put healthy food in rather than junk food.
Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey
Steps & Tips
- Throw out any junk food that's in your kitchen, bedroom, attic, or basement. If I left out anything, like inside the cookie jar, throw that out also.
- Make sure you have healthy alternatives ready and waiting. You'll want full meal recipes that you can cook up quickly and you'll want lots of snack foods, like carrots, plain popcorn, hummus dip, etc.
- Set a date to begin and start journaling every morsel that enters your mouth. This will help you stay accountable.
- Consider joining a health forum for support and accountability. You can keep a journal each day and record your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and (healthy!) snack.
- Avoid junk food establishments. Change your behaviors so you don't go by the local burger joint and shop in round-about ways to avoid picking up impulse items.
- Start an exercise program also. Your sense of a healthy well-being after you exercise will enhance your enthusiasm to keep to a healthy diet.
- If there are other issues in your life that keep you heading for a pint of ice-cream, learn how to deal with them with therapy, a good, long talk with a good friend, or something you find exhilarating, like dancing fun. The point is to start replacing your weaker, low moments with the skill of dealing with your issues in healthier ways.
Staying healthy means staying educated and interested. It's also self-perpetuating in that once you feel healthy, your clothes fit well and you have great energy, good health is its own reward ~ you'll want more of it, you'll enjoy the healthy food you eat, and you'll want to keep choosing healthy food over junk.
There are so many options out there today. Make the decision to choose healthy over junk and make the commitment to do this every time. Your doctor visits will be a happy surprise and your body will thank you for it.
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