This Trick Will Help You Beat Unhealthy Eating Habits

 

We’ve all got bad habits. Bad eating habits are so easy to create, if you’re used to snacking at a certain time during the day, you’ll find yourself more peckish during that time. If you’re anything like me, it’s just easier to grab fast food on a budget. Which is bad! Your brain can be reprogrammed, though, so don’t worry.

photo: Wendy Rowe

 

1. Reprogram your brain!

The best way to reprogram your brain and change bad habits is to educate yourself on the dangers of unhealthy food. Knowing your food, and researching the effects it has on your body can act as a good repellent. Eating junk food poses a greater threat than smoking, and this fact is not being taken as seriously as it should. The obvious effect of fast food is weight gain, but the unhealthy lifestyle causes a number of unexpected health risks.

Emerging studies show that excessive fast food contributes to conditions such as depression, acne, sleep apnea and diabetes. If you know which foods are good for you and why you’re more likely to reach for them. Is eating healthy the key to happiness? Yes, by helping your body, your body helps you. Check out these healthy books if you want to start learning about what to eat now.

2. Reward yourself!

Your brain is programmed to keep you safe from particular foods. But we have programmed it to believe junk food is a necessity and ignore the side effects that occur soon after. You need to treat the habit like an addiction and avoid temptation for the better. But don’t worry, these habits are hardwired in your brain. You can fight the emotional part of your brain, that is instinctive to the reward that junk food creates. If you want to rewire your brain then you have to expose yourself to fresh ideas. Change your surrounding environment by clearing out your cupboards. And when you’re out shopping give your desire no choice. You are in charge.

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We’ve all got bad habits. Bad eating habits are so easy to create, if you’re used to snacking at a certain time during the day, you’ll find yourself more peckish during that time. If you’re anything like me, it’s just easier to grab fast food on a budget. Which is bad! Your brain can be reprogrammed, though, so don’t worry.

 

photo: Wendy Rowe

Reprogram your brain!

The best way to reprogram your brain and change bad habits is to educate yourself on the dangers of unhealthy food. Knowing your food, and researching the effects it has on your body can act as a good repellent. Eating junk food poses a greater threat than smoking, and this fact is not being taken as seriously as it should. The obvious effect of fast food is weight gain, but the unhealthy lifestyle causes a number of unexpected health risks.

Emerging studies show that excessive fast food contributes to conditions such as depression, acne, sleep apnea and diabetes. If you know which foods are good for you and why you’re more likely to reach for them. Is eating healthy the key to happiness? Yes, by helping your body, your body helps you. Check out these healthy books if you want to start learning about what to eat now.

Reward yourself!

Your brain is programmed to keep you safe from particular foods. But we have programmed it to believe junk food is a necessity and ignore the side effects that occur soon after. You need to treat the habit like an addiction and avoid temptation for the better. But don’t worry, these habits are hardwired in your brain. You can fight the emotional part of your brain, that is instinctive to the reward that junk food creates. If you want to rewire your brain then you have to expose yourself to fresh ideas. Change your surrounding environment by clearing out your cupboards. And when you’re out shopping give your desire no choice. You are in charge.

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Have you tried to educate yourself on the benefits of healthy food? 


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  • Great tips – lovely post. x
    Izzy | http://www.pinchofdelight.com

  • Virve Georgeson

    When I saw the photo of the woman drinking a glass of water I expected that to be part of your discussion, it wasn’t.
    I have come up with, or reinstated – a ‘healthy food diet” that controls your weight and keeps you eating healthy effortlessly and in which drinking water plays an important part.
    . I call it the ‘grocery store/ water diet’ . Here is how it works.
    Part 1: At the grocery store you just buy basic foods, never any snacks, however you buy flour, sugar, raisins, chocolate, potatoes, etc so if you want snacks you make them at home – such as cakes, pies, potato chips, etc.
    Part 2: is that you make all your meals, snacks, drinks, whatever you want to eat but before every meal or any snack you drink about 6 ounces of water. You drink the water just before every snack , even if the snack is something like an apple, or a glass of orange juice, and before every meal starting with breakfast.
    That it, that’s the whole diet. You will be eating healthy (and having pastry, cake , candy type snacks only if you put effort into it)
    The ‘diet’ requires no will power except at the grocery store. And at home no snacks need to be hidden, no calaries counted and nothing needs to be made ready except a jug of water.