Junkie alert – Tips to bash the cravingsReading Mode
Get rid of that junk food addiction-try these super easy tips. Read on.
There’s been an exponential increase in the number of people suffering from lifestyle related disorders today. Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular ailments are much more prevalent today, and the rapid boom in the processed food industry only intensifies the damage.Once in a while, it’s okay to indulge, but if you practically live on junk food, it’s time to make serious lifestyle changes to avoid getting crushed under the overpowering weight of different disorders that could affect you, not to mention your own weight too. And it’s not as difficult as it seems, infact, we’ve made it easier for you. Follow these easy steps to beat the binge.
Analyze: Analyze your addiction and rate it on the scale of 1 to 10; you are the best judge. Acknowledge and accept the fact that you do suffer from a disorder, and that you need to mend your ways to prevent worsening your condition.
Mostly, cravings are symbolic of a physiological imbalance. If you’re craving something salty, it probably means your body is lacking sodium, whereas a sudden craving for something sugary and sweet means your body doesn’t have adequate glucose. Talk to the doc about these cravings and work on replenishing your body’s reserves.
Dig deeper: In most cases, an addiction of any form, even junk food addiction is merely a symptom of an underlying condition. Recall the occasions when you felt the uncontrollable urge to gobble up something salty, spicy and fat laden. Analyze the reason behind that urge; was it a fight with a friend, or an issue at your workplace?
Find out healthy outlets to those emotions and situations you can’t handle, like playing an action video game, or taking a nice long bath.
Swap and switch: Swapping junk foods for healthier options is easy, and can be quite effective. Replace your processed flour breads and pastas for whole-wheat varities, and switch butter with olive oil. Sprinkle salt over your dishes instead of adding it while cooking, and add a bit of extra spice to your meals at home, so you won’t feel the need to grab that delicious looking burger on your way out.
Slow and steady: Take it slow and steady. Don’t expect miraculous changes in a few days and stick to manageable diet plans. Don’t overdo it; just take one step at a time. Consulting a nutritionist at this stage would be a good idea.
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