Staying Motivated to Quit Eating Junk Food

Staying Motivated to Quit Eating Junk Food

During the colder months of the year, we often tend to crave comfort foods.  Research refers to this as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  The change in seasons often leads to an increase in appetite due to changes in brain chemistry.  There are a number of ways to help you stay motivated to maintaining a healthy diet.

When you go shopping, avoid putting junk food into your cart.  If you don’t buy it, you won’t eat it.  Instead of putting comfort food into your fridge, swap them for fresh fruits and vegetables.  When trying to avoid junk food, make a plan and stick to it.  Plan meals ahead of time in order to avoid pointless eating.  Remember to eat things that fuel your body.  So, when you need a snack, swap out chips for an apple or celery with peanut butter.  Healthy food can be just as tasty as junk food.  To learn how to make healthy food tasty, look up recipes on line or in magazines.  Remember that in order to stay motivated you have to be able to control yourself when tempted with junk food.  If you are running on a tight schedule, McDonald’s is not the answer—whip up a quick salad with grilled chicken to satisfy your stomach.  Check out this site for 10 ways to help you quit eating junk food for good.

To find out how to stay motivated, contact the Lavanga Group today!