7 Tips To Battle Junk Food!
I am a firm believer that in general, no food should be labelled bad or should be completely off-limits, however we FEEL better and our bodies function better when we are choosing nutrient-dense, healthier options when it comes to how we fuel our bodies. As someone who used to eat fast food and drink soda regularly throughout the week, I can attest from my own personal journey that this is so, SO true!! However, making the switch to clean eating is NOT easy.
Here are my top tips that really helped to change my habits when I was starting out!
1. Never let yourself get too hungry!
I really think this is the key to making healthy choices. Keep yourself satisfied with healthy snacks so you never reach that point where you want to eat EVERYTHING and anything!
2. Get rid of your triggers!
I am all about enjoying ALL foods in moderation, but I also know there are certain less nutritious snacks and treats with which I have a very hard time practicing moderation with (Cadbury eggs/white chocolate covered Oreos anyone??). So my advice is to not keep your trigger foods in the house all the time! This way when you choose to indulge, it’s an intentional thing, instead of an “I’m-bored-and-they’re-staring-at-me” thing.😂
Now look, I am fullllllllly aware that meal prepping is not for everyone, but even if you don’t want to get into full meal-prepping, at least prepare yourself with a fridge and pantry stocked with quick, healthy options so when you are in a rush the healthy choice is a convenient one.
4. Stay hydrated!
My goal is to always drink at LEAST two liters of water a day.
5️. Have dessert!
If you are a huge dessert person like I am, give yourself ‘dessert’ every day! I almost always have something sweet after dinner as my last snack before bed. My go-to is fruit with almond butter or dipped in a little dark chocolate! Also if you really want baked goods, try home-making something with real, whole, healthier ingredients.
6️. Understand your why!
When you are fueling your body with the nutrients it needs, YOU WILL FEEL BETTER. Physical goals aside, making healthier choices is good for your mental and emotional health. When your motivation is coming from a place of wanting to care for yourself and FEEL your best, you will have much greater success.
Last but not least..
7️. Ditch the guilt!
When you make a not-so-nutritious choice, the LAST thing you need is the mentality that you should feel bad about it. If you’re gonna eat a treat, ENJOY IT! And make your next choice a better one.👊🏼
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.