The Junk Food Thing
Pearls of wisdom from the Calorie Count forums....
"Can’t Beat Junk" says, "I just can't resist bad food when it's around, and it's around me a lot. I live with junk food nuts, and I work at a school where there is a cake or doughnuts or something in the staff room almost every day."
Calorie Counters respond:
This comes down to personal motivation. Logic says you don't mind being fat all that much. Work on a really fantastic healthy diet with food that is more attractive and tempting than whatever else is offered.
Pack healthy snacks to see you through the day and make it easier to say 'no thanks' to the cakes
Discover healthy foods that taste delicious. There are so many options out there and so many ways to prepare them. Go to your local grocery store and browse the isles for something that looks appealing with good stats.
Have a protein bar instead. They can, more or less, fill your craving for junk (i.e. a candy bar) but are better nutrient-wise, plus the protein will fill you up.
I find that I crave junk when I’m hungry. If I have something healthy to
eat, the craving goes away.
• Eat healthy food to drive away food cravings
• Learn how to buy and make healthy food
• Snack on fortified sweet foods for a fix
• Take responsibility for your behavior
One more thing….
It doesn't help to say , "I cannot resist." Your brain will believe that it’s true. Instead, say, "I want to save my calories for healthy food." Even if you don‘t believe it at first, it doesn’t matter. That’s what "fake it ‘til you make it" means. Eat your own food and get healthy. Meet other healthy eaters, and see yourself as a part of that group.
And that’s what it’s all about.
What is your favorite way to deal with junk food at home and at work?