Authored by Victor Roffel in Nutrition
Published on 11-28-2009
Obesity is often caused by lack of exercise and poor food choices. Since the advancements of technology, many teenagers and adults are spending more time on computers. There are some people who persist in inactivity but still remain lean and skinny. When compared with their fat counterparts, the only difference would seem that the obese people consume a whole lot more junk food.
Junk food is delicious, tasty and addictive. There is no doubt that it is one of life’s simple pleasures. But one must understand that it is also one of life’s greatest vices. People who have eaten junk food all their lives will find it extremely hard to stop. Most often, their efforts fail and the vicious cycle of junk food and obesity starts over and over again. Below will be some tricks and tips that can help you get rid of the habit of eating junk food.
Trick #1 – Habits are accumulated over time. To suddenly stop the source of the habit will only cause negative effects to happen. Instead, one should slowly decrease the amount of junk food. Gradually reduce the number of times junk food is consumed every week. The first week should have at least a 10% reduction of junk food in the diet. As time passes, junk food will be eliminated completely and cravings will not be as bothersome.
Trick #2 – Junk foods are not typically dense in nutrients. That’s why an individual will end up eating an extremely high volume of food. The body tells your mind that you are full when adequate nutrients are supplied. Junk food does not meet this requirement very well and thus, becomes addictive.
The trick here is to eat something filling and dense in nutrients and minerals beforehand. Eating salads and fruits that can be purchased in junk food outlets and eating them before the junk will let the individual feel full. When you feel full, you will be less likely to eat a lot of junk food.
Trick #3 – A person is more liable to eat the food that is within their sight. An individual who is watching television with a pack of chips staring at him is asking for his own doom. More often than not, the individual will cave in to the temptation and start gorging himself with junk food. Play it safe and throw away any junk food left in the house. Replace the junk with healthy foods such as nuts and salads.
Trick #4 – Peer pressure is no rarity in today’s society. Many obese people eat junk food because that’s what their friends are eating for lunch. Not eating the same foods will cause them to be socially unacceptable. The best solution to this is to inform your friends that you are on a diet. Peer pressure won’t be much of a problem then.
These tricks and tips can help you immensely when attempting to stop eating junk food. It is understandable that cutting out junk food from your diet is going to be hard regardless of these tips. Make full use of them and minimize the cravings and mental pressure.