The temptation is around every corner. In a coffee shop, grocery store, orrestaurant. Up at the gas station, pharmacy,orthe automatic machinesin youroffice. You cannot escape. Convenience food is so everywhere. And we try to resist bravely.
In the early days of diet, we remove convenience food from the house andare determined not to let unhealthy foodwin. We fill the salad plate in self-service, pretend not to see that candy in the box in time to pay, we bring our nuts in the bag to eat as an afternoon snack, or snack on a crunchy carrot to pretend we are full.
How long does this last? A few days? You started on Monday andby Fridayalreadyhave your face in the pack of cookies you bought at the bakery next door without anyone seeing. You can visit our top article here. It may even be that it lasts a few months, but youeventuallyrealize that the more you control the food themore your mood changes.Alternatively,you become super disciplined during the week and on Saturday and Sunday the menu turns to burgers, lettuce, cheese, special sauce, onion, pickles on a sesame seed bun. It is seriously difficult to diet properly, especially in the frantic modern age where fast food is literally everywhere.
I am not here to judge, but it is easy to change your life
Okay, it’s okay. I’m not here to judge you, to say that you’re doing it wrong, or bring you a magic formula that will solve all your problems. I’mhere to tell you that this also happens to me.
Yes, even those who eat healthilyare a victim of the high availability of convenience food.
Because it is therefore appropriate. It is there, ready. Whenever you are. I can getit with no effort. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even a quick telephone call can have a large pizza winging its way to your door. Be calm, there is a solution. The consumption of convenience food turned to exception in my life, and so it is no longer the rule – this can happen to you as well. And I will explain here some strategies that I used and still use to avoid being swept away by the temptations ofconvenience.
Change language: stop saying temptation, forbidden food, or any other wordsthat you use to describe foods that you think should not be eating becauseit’sfattening, or because it is not considered healthy. Also change the way of thinking at the times when you go off the diet, or have a day of binging which is freedayto eat whatever you want. This all makes our brains want to escape to this moment of extreme pleasure, preceded by days or miserable meals, bland and not in the slightest bit pleasurable. After this you can also visit this link:http://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/8-ways-to-train-your-brain-to-hate-junk-food/ for more information. Change the language we speak to ourselves in our relationship with food reprograms the mind to not to feel guilt “after we commit sin.”
Include more real food: it helps tochange your taste buds gradually.Strive to change what you like to eat. This doesn’tnecessarily mean eating less food, rather simply changing the kind of foods that your put on your plate. Eating more real food is the secret to eating happiness! You will still think it’s a fight, but know that you can change that and be even happier.
Recognize your hunger: hunger is physicalanda real need to consume energy.However, it is sometimes emotional hunger, or the need the mind to be comforted, entertained or filled with attention. I can guarantee that more than 80% of the time will be emotional hunger. When we are truly hungry awakened by physiological mechanisms, we feel like eating anything that our instincts recognizeas food. When hungeris created by our minds immediately think that a particular candy is waiting for us on that shelf in that shop of the corner house. Let that kind of hunger pass.Only when we feed the “bug” that dwells in our mind that hungry for love itself and be taken care of with affection. Already hunger caused by lack of essential nutrients, a condition often created for months or years eating convenience food daily, only soothes when we begin to systematically feed us real food.