8 Ways To Quit Eating Junk Food: Part 1 of 2
This is a fairly straightforward question. Junk food or healthy, clean food? It’s not a hard one, but so many people don’t know the answer to it. They stuff their faces with cakes and tinned sausages, and then have the nerve to turn around and ask, ‘Why am I fat?’
It’s not an exact science – you eat more, you gain more. It’s basic, and one of the simplest fundamentals of bodybuilding. But, let me ask you the question anyway – do you know the right kind of food to eat?
I personally believe you do. If you have the effort to have gone out and read this far, then the chances are that you do know what’s good for you. You do realize what’s best for your health. However, these kinds of things are often far easier said than done. If you have an addiction to fast food (yes, you can get addicted), then your approach to actually quitting is incorrect. Fast food is a habit that’s hard to break.
The real question is actually this – how do you quit eating junk food? Here we are with a list of reasons –
1. Get A Reason
You’re probably thinking in your heads that this is stupid. You think you know what you want….but you don’t think about it often enough. Whether it’s that you want to lose fat, become healthier or feel better about yourself, write it down. Tape the piece of paper to your bedroom door. Constantly think about it. Remind yourself of why you are doing this. The more you think about, the further into your brain it will lodge itself, and motivate you.
2. Plan Your Life
Being healthy isn’t a habit. It isn’t something that you can just ‘do’. It’s not a simple task. It’s a whole lifestyle. You’re going have to think about changing your whole life before you actually take this seriously. Think about things like,
-Where you’re going to get your meals from?
-What you are going to cook?
-When are you going to cook these foods?
Make a plan for everything that could ever possibly require planning so, your shopping list, your recipe plan, your daily schedule..
3. Confidence is Key
Don’t be demotivated by the advertisements constantly flashing images of supplements and powders to help you. More importantly, don’t believe the obvious lies (the way Kool-Aid advertises itself as healthy, for example).
Remember this – if your body could choose all the food it consumed, it would definitely choose the healthy foods. Your body doesn’t need the junk food. Everything you think about junk food is just in your head – you won’t die if you stop eating it.
4. Don’t Sit There
Don’t just sit around waiting for miracles to happen. Changing your eating patterns isn’t something that’s going to magically happen overnight. It’s a long, tedious process, that requires dedication.
Mediocre tasks such as going to the supermarket, preparing lunches for work and just simply cooking are essential. They are key to your success. Remember, nothing ever happened without a cause.
Well, that was part one of the series. Make sure you read the next part of this series.