12 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF EATING JUNK FOOD

12 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF EATING JUNK FOOD

By Chef K.T. Murphy

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You Can DO This

  • Go for a walk and take Fido with you. When you go for a walk you give your body a chance to release those same feel-good chemicals that eating junk will release.
  • Get those chores done. Take your cravings away and stay productive too by distracting yourself by finishing your chores.
  • Craft your cravings away. When you feel a huge craving get busy with your favorite hobby.
  • Talk on the phone. Sometimes we crave food simply because we are bored. Take the opportunity to talk with a loved one and distract yourself from your craving.
  • Drink water. Sometimes people mistake hunger for thirst. Drinking 16 ounces of water and waiting 30 minutes before eating anything may be just the distraction you need.
  • Clean your desk/work area/house. Clutter and chaos can increase stress and anxiety that causes food cravings. Cleaning your work area may decrease your stress and provide you with a great distraction from your craving.
  • Take the steamed broccoli test. To test for real hunger, ask yourself if you would eat steamed vegetables, if the answer is yes, then eat a healthy meal to stop the junk craving.
  • Take a nap. Fatigue makes your body crave carbs, and can trick you into mistaken hunger so sleep can kick your craving to the curb.
  • Do a brainteaser. If boredom is causing your craving, then a brainteaser or puzzle will help you ignore the junk food cravings.
  • Keep your hands busy. Do something with your hand that makes it impossible to eat, this will also distract you from the craving
  • Go to a movie. 
  • Look at a picture of your overweight self that you hate the most.

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All the best, Good Food makes For Better Decisions.

Chef Murph

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