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Control your cravings, 5 ways to say goodbye to junk food

Today, we give you 5 best ways to trick your brain, control your cravings and say no to junk food.

Written by: Pavni Jain, New Delhi [ Published on: July 05, 2018 14:23 IST ]
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Well, put that burger down right away before you start reading this article! Because this is what it’s all about right?

We all know the bad consequences and effects of eating junk food on our body. We understand the meaning of including junk food in our meals but tend to ignore it on regular basis. Saying no to junk food can be hard for two reasons; one, of course, it is delicious and two, sometimes because of lack of options, which we think but is not true.

So, today we give you 5 best ways to trick your brain, control your cravings and say no to junk food.

1. Train your brain - To control your cravings, you need to train your brain first. Accept that you can't quit eating junk food in one day as it is a gradual process. Quitting it all of a sudden will increase your cravings instead of controlling them.

2. Trick your brain - Yes, this method always work but with little determination. Whenever a craving strikes, trick your brain instead of celebrating a cheat day. Engage in different activities that interests you to distract yourself. You can also spend time with your pet, get into sports which will lessen your carvings instantly or simply watch a movie.

TIP: Make your "saying bye to junk food" a fun process by trying easy healthy food recipes at home.

3. Drink plenty of water - Water is the ultimate solution of anything and everything. Drinking plenty of water throughout your day keeps you away from unhealthy snacking or sugary beverage.

4. Shop for healthy snacks - So, the next time you went to a grocery store, fill in your cart with healthy and organic food items. You can pick healthy snacks like packets of nuts, granola bars and low-fat yogurt. You will eventually develop taste for these healthy snacks once you start keeping them handy.

TIP: Do not forget to shop for sugar-free gums. Chewing a gum whenever a craving strikes help you to keep distracted!

5. Think of consequences - If nothing works from the above mentioned methods, this one will surely help. Think of the consequences you will face after this red alarm of stopping yourself from eating junk food. Think of the reasons why you wanted to start this mission of quitting junk food.

It's high time that we all start caring for ourselves and do our bit in moving towards a healthy lifestyle. Good Bye, junk food!

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