A guilty pleasure for so many people – it delivers immediate emotional gratification and it satisfies the taste buds. For many people that are struggling with their weight, giving up the burger and the French fries is the most difficult task of them all.
Are you one of the people that use junk food to cope with daily stress and experience some degree of satisfaction? If so, the following article will teach you some effective opportunities for giving up on such meals without experiencing depression or discomfort.
The first and the most important rule for consuming healthier foods is to refrain from dieting. Cutting out a particular food group or type of product from your menu altogether will simplify intensify the cravings.
To stop eating junk food, you’ll need to derive pleasure from healthier meals. Eating in moderation and going for nutritional items is the best option for getting satisfaction from food without turning to the greasy, processed stuff.
Cut Sugars Out Gradually
It’s already been proven that sugar is incredibly addictive. Quitting cold turkey will make you experience withdrawal-like symptoms. Chances are that you’ll lack energy, you’ll feel cranky and experience mood swings.
Go for a gradual decrease in the amount of sugar you’re consuming. Cut out the carbonated beverages first. Have some berries instead of a candy bar. Meanwhile, you can form new and healthier habits that will slowly take you on the path to better health.
Try Weight Loss Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy for weight loss is another great possibility to try.
Very often, food has much more than nutritional value. Certain foods provoke certain positive emotions. This is almost always the case with junk food. Through weight loss hypnosis, you’ll learn how to enjoy healthier foods – carrot sticks instead of chips, for example.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss “teaches” you healthier habits on a sub-conscious level. As a result, the transition to a healthier lifestyle isn’t stressful. You’ll understand what triggers binge or unhealthy eating and you’ll get equipped with the tools needed to overcome such self-destructive behaviours.
Address the Emotional Component of Cravings
What’s making you crave junk food? If you’re capable of answering this question, you’re also capable of addressing the addiction.
Identifying the hidden cause of your culinary desires and addressing the emotional problems you’re facing will eliminate the need for having a coping mechanism. Are you fighting stress through eating? Maybe you feel lonely or you don’t like your body? These are all very deep and very serious problems. Food can’t get them solved. Counselling, exercise, more social encounters with positive people and even a hobby can all be helpful for dealing with the emotional factor responsible for your cravings.
Enjoy Junk Food Every Once in a While
You can still have your favorite temptations once per month or if you feel like it. As time goes by and you get used to healthier meals, your taste will change. Suddenly, you may find yourself having absolutely no appetite for that cheeseburger. Until that happens naturally, however, you shouldn’t push yourself too far. Being excessively strict will cause more stress and make the transition challenging.
About The Author:
David Samson is a regular advisor to BBC Radio London. His work has been featured in The Times, Huffington Post and OK! Magazine. Using gentle & sympathetic techniques developed over 10 years practicing successful weight loss Hypnosis treatments at his Harley street and North London clinics.
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