The Fall of Food Addiction – Evasion of Fast Food Junkies
Junk foods are too tough to defy. I have experienced it personally. It looks, smells and seems so delicious and convenient to avail that one cannot stand without tasting some; and in a while, the some becomes a whole lot of it. But the fact is that junk food just provides stuff to your body, not healthy stuff. Eating a lot of junk food can add up to the fat and calories of your body, excluding which becomes very difficult for a later time in life. You may not believe, but one can lose energy, instead of gain, by eating junk food, as well as putting weight on; and all these events are interrelated. The only thing we need is to take control, to put an end to the cravings for fast food and its taste.
The very first thing to be done to brawl the cravings for a fast food junkie is to exclude temptation from your mind. You need to shave your diet off the junk foods and replace your plates with healthy and home made food. Fruits and vegetable preparations are the best options. Whenever you get a feel that you are hungry and craving for junk food, just glance at fruits and vegetables. Hunger will make you eat them and when you are full, you will no more require junk.
As well as filling, fruits and veggies provide plenty of nutrition to your body. That means you will be leading your body towards good health and not just stuffing it up. If you have a sweet tooth, then have fruits and juices instead of candies, chocolates, cakes and pastries. Fresh and chilled grapes, cherries and pineapples dressed in a salad prove the best dessert, when topped with curd.
One more important thing is to concentrate on complex carbohydrates to be included in your diet. Simple carbohydrates do not provide enough energy and their fiber content is quite low, whereas complex carbohydrates show totally opposite traits with being high on fiber and giving more energy. Also, simple carbos contain sugar which is refined; it contributes to the high calorific count of the body.
Fast and junk food also enlists carbonated drinks and such beverages, like soda and fountain drinks. Instead of them, how about plain water or fresh lemon juice? Such drinks are often used for refreshments. And if you continue to take refreshments by pausing the use of the carbonated drinks? That would be best, isn’t it?
Try being more active. Exercise will bring such changes in your body that will reduce the frequency of cravings for junk food. Gradually, you will find yourself frowning at the regular site of junk food, and that’s how you will proceed towards quitting it. Perform exercises which you love to do. Raise awareness among your people, of course including yourself, about the need for fitness and its pros. The extra calories collected in your body are responsible for the attraction towards more of them, via fast and junk food consumption. A daily exercise for 30 minutes, not more. Regular exercise enhances the metabolism, which is essential step in binding the body and mind from craving for rubbish eatables.
Avoid having lunch and dinner out of home. Except small snacks, the full meals need to be done home made. A habituation to delicious and healthy foods prepared at home can eventually reduce the cravings for fast food in one’s tummy. Also, whenever you eat, try eating slowly and take time to finish your plate so that your stomach gets enough time to digest and it gets satisfied at the right number of the bite. Cutting junk food alone would not help to abolish the desires for the same. Habituate yourself, your body and your mind, rather train them, towards healthy food and manners of eating, so that never again does the craving for fast food hinder your ways towards success.