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Quitting Bad Food

by Jonathan Gravel
Quitting Bad Food

Many foods that are quite popular are also quite bad for you. It’s important to consider this when you’re eating anything because, even if it tastes good, you could be getting a lot of unhealthy additives like sugar or caffeine. What’s even worse, these ingredients actually cause addiction. That means that you come to, not only want the unhealthy foods, but actually crave them. An addiction means that you can’t stop using the product and that you crave it when you aren’t using it.

So what can you do to avoid these bad foods? Well there are actually quite a few things that will help you to get rid of some of those cravings you may be suffering from. You need to do something after all, you don’t want an addiction to start taking over your life.

Drink Water

Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water because it’s actually going to lower your cravings. If you start to feel a craving coming on, drink 10 ounces of water. Research and dieticians have actually proven that this reduces your need to eat the unhealthy food.

Google It

Have you ever checked out some of those foods on Google? Did you look at what they can really do to you and how it can harm your body? Have you looked at how they are made? Well if you start having cravings you should check out the foods you really want to eat online. You’ll be amazed at what you find and it’s going to definitely stop you from wanting to eat those foods again.

Find a Healthy Alternative

When you’re looking to eat something that you know isn’t good for you, make sure that you consider something else. There are plenty of healthy alternatives to your unhealthy snack or meal. You don’t need to look for the diet version because these can often have just as many bad ingredients as the food you’re trying to eliminate from your diet, but you can find something healthy that you like just as much. Oatmeal cookies, for example, are healthy but still a great sweet snack.

Atkins Diet

Have you ever heard of the Atkins Diet? How about South Beach? There are a number of low-carb diet plans that will help you enjoy the things you really like, but at the same time, they won’t load you down with all those carbs that you don’t really need. Of course, some high carb foods are going to be banned from your diet under these plans but you’ll still be able to eat things like steak and bacon.

The Reminder

So how are you going to make sure that you remember all of these things and that you don’t get sucked into grabbing foods that you shouldn’t eat? Try a rubber band to help. Every time you reach for something you shouldn’t, snap your wrist with the rubber band. You’ll figure out quickly not to grab those things.

It’s important to stick to a good diet, but at the same time it can be difficult, you want to make sure that you are watching what you eat. Keep yourself healthy and make sure that you don’t fall into the trap of unhealthy eating.

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