Got junk food on the brain? Here are some tips to help you resist.
Don’t let yourself get too hungry. Intense diets can be good for athletes looking to cut some extra pounds, but rarely do they help the average joe. Focus on the quality of food you eat, and you can keep that tummy full and the brain satisfied.
Don’t drink your calories. Stick to water and tea.
Don’t test your willpower. It will always lose to pizza and cookies. If you’re hungry eat fresh fruits or vegetables that you enjoy.
Be aware of triggers. Stress and unhappiness tax the body, which means it lowers our energy. When our energy is lowered we don’t have much left for other things like willpower. Which means it’s harder to say no to palatable foods we crave.
Sleep. That thing our kids, bosses, and clients never let us get enough of. It’s a powerful tool.
Don’t sweat it. Follow these guidelines to the best of your ability, and chill out. If you have some unhealthy weight issues, find an activity you love that makes you sweat and stay consistent. The rest will come.