The term junk food itself defines the foods that do no good for you and by that virtue are completely unimportant for the body. They have little to no nutritional value and irrespective of the way they are marketed, they are not healthy to consume.
But what makes junk food so irresistible and popular? It’s the most easily accessible and inexpensive food in the market and unfortunately most of us tend to turn a blind eye towards the health hazards it contains because it is ‘delicious’ or so our brain tells us. Because it lacks in nutritional value, junk food leaves us hungry and craving for more. It becomes like a food addiction.
We know how hard it is to shake off the habit of eating junk food but this blog gives you 5 stepping stones to avoiding the temptation of eating junk food.
EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Not only are fruits and vegetables rich in essential nutrients that are vital for your body, but you tend to feel full after you’ve eaten a good amount. Junk food brands tend to add ingredients in their food that make their customers want to eat more and more of what they have to offer. No wonder there are so many extra value meals at ridiculously cheap prices! Including more fruits and veggies in your diet certainly helps you in resisting junk food.
Implement the 5 INGREDIENT RULE
Ever heard of the 5 ingredient rule? It is a great way of keeping your health in mind when going grocery shopping. Beware of some of the products available in the market; if they have more than 5 ingredients on the label or a red flag which signals that it is processed food, do not buy it. This is an easy way of avoiding chips or any other pre-baked goodies in the market.
KNOW YOUR TRIGGER FOOD(s)
If you can identify which foods send you towards the tunnel of Junk food, keep them as far away from you as possible. You know what’s good for your system and what’s not. Identifying your trigger foods is a great way of getting rid of the Junk food eating habit!
COOK YOUR OWN MEALS
There is no food better than the food that is prepared at home. Not only is it delicious but you know very well that you have fresh ingredients stocked up at home and you can never go wrong with those. Avoid the urge of going to restaurants or worse, fast food joints whenever possible. Prepare meals at home and take them to work with you. This stops you from buying food from anywhere else when you are at work therefore,saving money!
CHANGE YOUR ROUTINE!
A lot of people take out time to make a trip to the nearest vending machine on a regular basis. an easy way of preventing that is by using that time to do something else; Something that keeps you occupied so that you don’t feel hungry during that time. Walking is one of the best solutions. Try taking a walk around the park whenever you have a craving for junk food. Not only does the craving stop but you’re getting some exercise as well.
There’s no denying that junk food cravings are extremely powerful and it’s hard to resist the urge. But keep in mind that the less junk food you eat, the less you want. Try out these tips if they work from you and I’m sure you’ll never look back!