Last updated on February 27th, 2017 at 08:29 am
Almost every modern human being has a habit of dropping in places with fast food or buying junk snacks to munch them while watching a movie. People who don’t sin like this, probably, are fitness trainers or nutritionists. The rest of us struggle in vain with the desire to stuff their faces and forget about everything else in the world.
Yet, there is no desperate situations. They only require a special approach, and this applies even to the desire of eating hamburgers, potato chips and french fries. We want to help you get rid of the desire to go visit fast food restaurants and give you a few proven methods that help people transform their harmful diet into something useful that can help you lose weight.
We all know that the habit of eating fast food is harmful to our health and appearance. It covers the excess weight and skin condition, which often gives signals about the situation inside the body. However, this knowledge sometimes does not provide any motivation to give up junk food one day.
REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FAST FOOD YOU EAT GRADUALLY
If you are used to drop into fast food restaurants quite often, and forbid yourself to go there, you can hold on for a couple of weeks, and then “break” and discover yourself biting on hamburger and stuffing your mouth with potatoes and sauce.
You have to let your body leave off the habit of consuming junk food in a gradual manner. The next time you drop in such a place, ask for one item of the menu, instead of getting a whole meal. This will allow you to quench your physical and mental hunger, and to avoid gluttony.
WHEN YOU FEEL HUNGRY, EAT A FRUIT
Do you feel that you are extremely hungry and have no strength to bear it anymore? In such situations, the easiest way is usually to jump into a fast-food, where your order will be ready in a couple of minutes, rather than to go to a restaurant or cook yourself.
Yet, you should forget about this option. We propose you to do the following. If you feel hungry, have a fruit, or a couple fruits. It’s not a problem to buy a banana or an apple anywhere in the city. This will help you get rid of the desire to eat something as soon as possible, and the annoying hunger will “leave the field”.
Once you do it, you will be able to make a sane decision on where and how you can have a meal without junk food.
WHEN YOU GET INTO A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT, CHOOSE ONLY COFFEE, TEA OR JUICE
It can be difficult to avoid fast food restaurants, especially if your friends or colleagues continue dropping in. You do not have to wait for them at the door with a sad expression on your face that tells everyone about your conscious rejection of hotdogs.
If you find yourself in such a place, simply order a cup of coffee, tea or juice, to mentally confirm that you did make an order, and managed to avoid harmful food.
BUY A STYLISH BOTTLE TO FILL IT WITH WATER AND FRUIT
Fans of carbonated drinks, which they usually use to wash down burgers, also have hard times. And this is literal, because it is difficult to find an alternative to the delicious soda, which, by the way, contains incredibly damaging amounts of sugar.
In such cases, it is possible to combine the visual factor with the habit of holding a glass in your hand. You can buy a special pretty bottle, which you can use to bring with you water that you complement with pieces of fruit. Besides, walking with such a bottle is quite trendy, so you will start liking it very soon.
COUNT THE CALORIES OF ONE HARMFUL MEAL
To understand the harm of fast food, you should not be limited to a single slogan “it is very bad”. You should remember that such harmful food is abundant not only with sugar, salt and fat, the amount of which several times exceeds the normal value.
Trust us, you can eat a lot of other food, the caloric value of which won’t even get close to the caloric value of that fast food meal and will not create heaviness in your stomach.
CARRY DRIED FRUITS AND NUTS IN YOUR BAG ALL THE TIME
Carrying dried fruit and nuts in your a bag is a very simple habit that can save you in sudden attacks of hunger. You will no longer have to buy chips, crackers, or fries to allegedly have a quick bite. By the way, nuts and dried fruit in moderate amounts (these also require knowing when to stop – take 10 nuts and a couple of pieces of dried fruit a day) are very useful for your body.
LEARN TO MAKE HEALTHY SNACKS TO REPLACE JUNK SNACKS WITH
Learn to make tasty snacks, which will replace the crunchy snack from the store. You can include in your diet a snack made with:
Fortunately, there are many recipes that can suggest great alternatives to unhealthy products.
CHANGE USUAL LOCATIONS TO THOSE THAT OFFER A MORE HEALTHY CUISINE
Of course, every person should go out for a lunch sometimes to get out of the daily routine and please himself. Yet, this definitely doesn’t mean sitting in a junk food restaurant and stuffing your stomach with all the nasty things they offer.
Make a thorough search and find a couple of new locations, which serve wholesome food and interesting dishes. This is a great way to combine relaxation with a full meal that won’t make you feel guilt or shame.
AVOID SWITCHING ONLY TO VEGETABLES OR DETOX COCKTAILS
Many perceive the rejection of fast food as a call to become a supporter of a healthy diet and fill their fridge with vegetables and begin having regular detox-weeks. Yet, you don’t have to go to extremes.
If you decided to avoid junk food, it doesn’t imply you to renounce meat or to chew broccoli all day long. A sharp shift to detox cocktails only is even dangerous for the body, which is used to other food.
HAVE A “JUNK DAY” EVERY MONTH
Choose one day a month and make it an official “junk day”. Allow yourself to eat popcorn, get a Coke or gobble up a hot dog. After all, fast food in small quantities isn’t capable of bring you a significant harm, while this small “allowance” can help you cheer up and relax, which is also important.
SUBSCRIBE TO AN INSPIRING FOOD BLOGGER
Find an interesting food blogger, who impresses you a lot. If you do a good search, you will easily find people, who teach the others cooking amazing and healthy meals at home. They can inspire you to cook for yourself non-boring food, you will stop thinking about fast food all the time.