How To Stop Eating Junk Food | 4 Easy Tips

Want to learn how to stop eating junk food? Is eating junk food the one BIG thing that tends to derail your health and fitness goals?

Whether you’re eating too much processed food, sugar, or fast food, I have 4 simple, actionable tips for you today that will help you reset and begin making sustainable progress toward your health and fitness goals.

You may be surprised, but my approach to the question of how to stop eating junk food isn’t necessarily focused on avoiding junk food.

My approach is all about putting our attention where it counts. On what we WANT.

Energy flows where attention goes.

So rather than giving you 4 tips on how to avoid junk food, I am going to give you 4 tips to create a nourishment based plan that essentially crowds out the junk food.

1. Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Eating Junk Food

Guilt, shame, and feeling bad about it doesn’t help.

In fact these negative emotions actually have a negative impact on your body’s ability to process and metabolize food properly. That’s a topic for a whole other video, or if you would like to learn more, you can check out my Immersion program on my Products page, but the point is…

Let it go of negative emotions and focus on the solution. My motto is, act, analyze, adjust. Onward.

2. Create or Choose a Realistic Plan

We all have the best intentions when we begin any sort of plan, don’t we?

We think we’re superhuman and we’re going to be able to go from 0 to 100 overnight.

We’ve all been there. You find this new diet online and you get all excited because you’re like, this is it! This is going to fix me! This is everything I need! Then you open up the program and start looking at what you have to do, and you’re like ew… I don’t think I can do that.

DON’T set yourself up for failure.

DO be realistic.

Choose or create a plan that is realistic and convenient for your lifestyle and goals.

You may need a little more structure to start and that’s okay.

For example, for many of my clients we begin by plugging in two superfood shakes per day, 1-2 snacks and 1-2 meals depending on their activity level.

The reason why I use this structure is because when you properly fuel your body throughout the day, you are less likely to have that 2PM crash or to be starving on your way home from work and find yourself at the fast food drive through.

The more you fill your body with the essential nutrients, minerals, fiber, and a balance of protein, carbs, and fats, the more stable your blood sugar is, and the more set up for success you will be.

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3. Take a Realistic Look at Your Environment

Cravings come for both emotional and physical triggers.

If you are plugging in the nutrients, that takes care of the physical reasons because your body is consistently getting the energy it needs.

But what about the emotional stuff?

The question is, are you reaching for junk because it’s comforting? Most people eat junk food not just because it tastes good, but for the release of feel good hormones we receive from it.

It’s not about how to stop eating junk food, it’s about what’s triggering you and how do we make positive changes around it?

Again, this is something I dive deep into in my Immersion program, but to give you a jump start, here are a few questions ask yourself and journal about:

  • What is typically happening just before or throughout the day when I find myself eating junk food?
  • What is the emotion that I am actually craving when I reach for junk food?
  • How can I incorporate that feeling into my life on a regular basis, so that I don’t need to reach for junk food to feel that way?

The answers to these questions will be game changers for you.

4. Find Healthy Replacement Options

I never tell my clients that they have to cut out something completely from their diet, or what I call, food lifestyle.

If they decide that they have found they don’t feel good eating certain foods, fine. That’s awesome for them to come to that conclusion on their own, but there are no black and white, good food bad food rules across the board.

The truth is, most people do better incorporating sugar or treats in moderation than they do going cold turkey and cutting them out.

So, I suggest you can either incorporate your own personal favorite treats into your plan in moderation, OR find healthy replacements for them.

For example, for me I used to get Caramel Macchiato's all the time. Then I switched to skinny lattes, and now I have fully transitioned to an Americano with almond milk and stevia.

Or maybe you love ice cream, so rather than having a pint of Ben and Jerry’s for dessert you switch to Halo Top or frozen yogurt and only eat a couple servings.

The point is, you are in control and you get to choose what’s important and feels good to you. Be realistic with yourself on what feels like the next logical step and keep making adjustments as you go.

Focus on consistency over perfection and before long you’ll look back and see that you’ve made some pretty incredible changes in your diet.

So those are my 4 tips for how to stop eating junk food. Want more? Make sure to download my free gift for more tips!

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