How to eat less fast food and junk food in general
Do you know when your friends want you to get pizza and wings or when everything around you is tempting and delicious? Maybe you don’t eat fast or junk food very often, and perhaps you’ve even cut it out of your life. But what about when you’re at a party or going on vacation? Well, here are some tips for how to navigate those situations without succumbing to temptation.
Have a clear goal
Before you embark on your journey to stop eating fast food, you must define the problem. After all, how will you know when you get there if you need to know where you want to end up?
Your goal must be tangible and achievable. Remember: your goals should be ambitious but realistic. You can always aim higher in the future once this first goal has been achieved.
For example, a good fitness goal might be: “I want to lose 20lbs in 6 months by exercising at least 3 times per week and eating healthier foods.” A better one might be: “I want to lose 10lbs within 4 weeks by working out 4 times per week and cutting out junk food.”
Make a plan
It is essential to plan. The best way to do this is by keeping a food diary and tracking your eating habits. This will help you understand what foods are sabotaging your diet the most and how often you are eating them, which will help you make smarter decisions in the future.
To make sure that we stick with our plans and reach our goals, we must first set realistic expectations for ourselves. We have all heard stories of people who lost 100 pounds in less than a year on some new fad diet or exercise program; however, these results are not typical for most people, so it’s important not to set yourself up for disappointment by expecting too much too soon.
Instead, create small goals that can easily be met, such as losing 15 pounds over six months or walking 10 minutes per day during the weekdays before gradually increasing the amount after achieving success at those levels first so that there is less pressure placed on each goal while also giving yourself room for improvement as time goes on without having reached perfection yet (which doesn’t exist anyway).
Get some exercise
Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress, increase energy, and improve sleep quality.
Exercising regularly (at least four days a week) will help keep your weight down. This is important because obese people are more likely to develop health problems like diabetes and heart disease than people who are not obese.
You could also cut back on the amount of fast food and junk food you eat if exercising helps you feel less hungry after eating less healthy foods from time to time.
- Avoid temptation by not going to fast food restaurants. If you decide to go, wait to order anything.
- Don’t buy junk food at the grocery store or anywhere else, for that matter. Try to avoid even looking at these foods in the stores so that you won’t be tempted by them later on when you’re hungry and weak.
- Eat something healthy before going out with friends who might suggest eating junk food at a restaurant or while hanging out together somewhere that serves unhealthy snacks like ice cream parlours or candy stores (yes, there are such things!). If they suggest eating junk food, politely decline their offer and make plans with them another time when it’s more convenient for everyone involved to eat healthily instead of unhealthily!
- If junk food is in your house, get rid of it immediately! This includes all kinds of food, whether it’s sweet desserts & candies or salty chips & pretzels, because these items will only cause harm if consumed regularly over time which isn’t good for anyone’s health since they’re high in calories which can lead to obesity if consumed too often throughout one day let alone weeks/months/years.”
Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment. It’s hard to be mindful when eating fast food because you’re rushing and don’t have time for self-reflection. However, practising mindfulness can help you cut down on junk food.
Practising mindfulness will help you slow down when eating out, which means that you’ll have time to realize whether or not the food tastes good, and if it doesn’t, then maybe it’s time to cut back on fast food altogether.
Mindfulness can help you to be more aware of your cravings and desires, which is key to cutting back on fast food. By being mindful of what you eat, you’ll have time to think about your hunger before ordering that burger and fries. Some fruit could be better than junk food if it’s just lunchtime and not mealtime.
Evaluate your habits and find ways to have healthier ones.
The first step to making any change is evaluation. Ask yourself the following questions:
- How was my day yesterday? Was it successful or unsuccessful?
- What did I do yesterday, and how much of that activity was healthy?
- How often did I eat fast food in one day (or during an average week)? What do my habits like when eating out at restaurants or attending parties with friends? Can we improve them?
If you’re having trouble answering these questions honestly and realistically, try asking a friend or family member for feedback. It can be challenging to see things objectively, so having another person give us perspective can help us clarify what needs changing and whether we have the right mindset for making those changes.
Eating healthier can be easy, and you can keep your favourite foods! With some planning and preparation, you can make healthy choices without depriving yourself. Join us next time for more tips on eating well and living your best life.