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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Elizabeth Smith

Hi, I’m an Editorial Assistant and Content Creator here at CGD! I’m an ambitious award winning writer with an extensive background in literature and critical theory. I specialise also in digital marketing, creating engaging content, working with press and creating client relations.

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