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Does Eating Junk Food Make You Crave It More Later On
Yes: Yes, there is evidence to suggest that fatty, salty, and/or sugary foods can contribute to subsequent craving for those foods later. The good news is that you can acquire (or re-acquire) a taste for healthy treats too. So for ex. If you like to eat candy a lot, but stop & start in with fresh fruits, you'll soon prefer the natural sweetness of an apple over the artificial sweetness of a lollipop! ...Read more
Willpower: Hi. I sympathize, but you have to start living a healthy lifestyle if you don't want your unhealthy lifestyle to start catching up with you. It takes commitment, but but many of us have made the choice to live a healthy lifestyle, and love it. Eat healthy foods and exercise regularly FOR LIFE. Don't smoke. It's worth it. Good luck! ...Read more
Decide: Decide to stop eating it, and pursue nutritional help for a new and healthy eating plan. A good web site to start with is: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-plate/ also, the institute for integrative nutrition has many health coaches who might be able to help you personally. http://www.integrativenutrition.com/alumni/findahealthcoach. ...Read more
Focus on Goals: See the following: http://www.goallab.nl/publications/documents/StroebevanKoningsbruggenPapiesAartsin%20pressPsych%20Review.pdf Remind yourself of your weight loss or your weight maintenance goal -- or set such a goal if you don't yet have one -- whenever you encounter calorie-rich food that is inconsistent with your goal. ...Read more
Willpower: Hi. I know it's hard in our society, but many of us are successful in living a healthy lifestyle. I suggest you don't buy junk food, don't keep any in your house, find healthy alternatives and DO keep them in your house, don't eat out much (almost all that food is junk), and exercise regularly. To your healthier lifestyle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One option: Clear your home and/or work environment of the junk food. Hide your cash/cards if tempted to drive thru. There are reasons that these foods are craved. If you work with a nutritionist to create a healthy meal plan and stick to it with good fats like nuts, avocado, coconut oil, and healthy proteins and lots of vegetables with some small healthy fruits, you might just lose the temptation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One option: Clear your home and/or work environment of the junk food. There are reasons that these foods are craved. If you work with a nutritionist to create a healthy meal plan and stick to it with good fats like nuts, avocado, coconut oil, and healthy proteins and lots of vegetables with some small healthy fruits, you might just lose the temptation.... ...Read more
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