If junk food is getting in the way of your weight loss efforts, you can trick your cravings with the following BesserMe tips.
As explained in the New York Times article “An Extraordinary Science of Contagious, Unhealthy Food,” there is no doubt that this food causes negative consequences that are actually psychological reactions that food producers have obviously carefully and strategically designed. Many of our favorite snacks are made with huge amounts of sugar, salt, fat and other chemicals to wrap you around their little finger so that yes, you will buy them again. However, you can wean yourself off junk food by eating healthy foods. The less junk food you consume, the less your body will crave it. Try the following tricks and see for yourself if they work.
Applies the rule of five ingredients
If you find more than five ingredients or other signs of a processed food on a product’s label, don’t buy it. This is an easy way to avoid impulsively buying chips and ready-made cakes.
Studies have shown that people prefer foods that contain three different colors. So instead of buying a candy bar, mix walnuts, dried fruit and some dark chocolate in a bowl for a healthy variety of color, texture and nutrients.
Creates a routine
It only takes a few weeks to make an action a habit. Therefore, if you do not exercise, start a new tradition with a walk in the neighborhood, even if it is only 30 minutes a day. This will make you conscientious and reduce your cravings for unhealthy food.
You must replace your bad habits with good ones.
Fruit instead of sweets
You ask us for the best and easiest dessert? Put red grapes and soft fruits in the freezer to sweeten your lunch or dinner. You should also make sure to always have your favorite fruit at home.
Ensures that healthy foods are within reach
Always keep healthy food on the front store of the fridge. It’s always so easy to reach for snacks, but does it always have to be chocolate or ready-made sandwiches? Bell pepper strips and hummus ‘to go’ would be a perfect snack too, right? Here are some ideas for healthy snacks and alternatives to junk food.
- 15 low-calorie snacks for in between meals
- Healthy Snack: Oatmeal Banana Bar
- Healthy courgette fries
Find out what your favorite snacks are
Whether you like chocolate or salty snacks like pretzels, you need to know that these are the ones that tempt you to eat unhealthy foods. You’re already halfway to your goal if you’ve identified these and can avoid them the next time you shop.
Take care of yourself
One sure way to consume less processed foods is to learn more about what you are consuming. Here’s some information: Frozen ‘grilled’ chicken breasts you buy are made in machines that use a variety of unhealthy oils. Harmful preservatives are added to a large number of foods. For example, experts even think that sausages you eat for breakfast are carcinogenic. Vitamin D3 is used by many yogurt manufacturers – this is made from sheep fat. Your favorite chips get their ‘natural taste’ from milk powder with flavors from chicken.
Chews longer than needed
If you can force yourself to chew less, you will eat less. The next time you start eating, chew slowly. Wait until you have swallowed one bite before taking the next.
By following these tips, you’ll get rid of your junk food cravings in no time. And if things don’t work out the way you want, don’t be too hard on yourself. Because we always need a little time to get into the habit of such behaviors.
Your BesserMe Team