Are YOU addicted to Junk food ?
When trying to lose weight, your nutritional intake is about 80% of the
equation. Many Americans are spending too many countless hours wasted
through inactivity and eating high calorie junk food. BUT you can take
the steps towards fixing this little nutritional blunder and start
creating healthy habits. Inactivity at night paired with eating junk
foods that are high in empty calories (
meaning it has no nutritional value to you) high in sugar, sodium, fat
and preservatives makes it difficult to lose weight. I am sure that if
this sounds like you , you use food as "comfort". WHY ... Because junk
food releases feel good hormones in your body, kind of like the same
ones you get when working out !!! Your body uses these feelings and
makes a connection between feeling good based on eating the junk which
is why it's so hard to CUT THE JUNK OUT !!
How do you know if you are addicted to junk food ??
Do you ever get cravings for food even when you are full ?? This is one
of the largest indicators if you are addicted to junk food. If you just
consumed a well-balanced meal but still feel the need to stick a spoon
into the ice cream tub, you need to take a second to see what you are
really feeling. Are you anxious, sad, worried, or just bored? Your
mental state is what drives these feelings. Don't feel the need to
reward your feelings with food !
Do you tend to binge eat ?
Do you feel like if you stop eating the food will NEVER be there again ?
This is a common problem with people who suffer with junk food
addiction. In your mind you feel that you must consume ALL of it and not
leave any left just in case you wont have it again! This is not good
for your mind and not good for your body !! It will be there today just
like it will be there tomorrow ! No need to consume it ALL just have a
little if you must !
Feel like it's too hard to quit ? Its a
sugar addiction !!! Your body will go through some withdrawal symptoms
because it's detoxing your body ! I promise you that if you can last 21
days without sugar you will break that habit !!! You just need to cut
things out little by little and eventually your body will not want all
that sugar !
Do you ever find yourself "making excuses" to eat
junk food? Are you rewarding yourself with food ? Are you making excuses
as to why you can’t put down that bag of potato chips, then you
definitely have a junk food addiction problem. Portion control is key
when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight or for losing weight and
when it comes to junk food this is no different.
guilty? This is a tall tale sign that you have an addiction. Food
shouldn't make you guilty! Listen to your body. Your emotions can let
you know a lot about your mental and physical well-being, so if you feel
guilty after eating junk food then you probably have a problem.
How do you get rid of this junk food problem ?? Simply start listening
to your emotions and start reducing the amount of junk in your diet! It
won't be easy but it will be worth it ! Try to find healthier options to
your sweet tooth and eventually your body will learn to crave healthy
foods and you will break this cycle !
Now go do your body some good and workout with this circuit !
3 total rounds for time
-row 500 meters
then 2 rounds of this circuit
*one arm thruster with kick right arm/leg x 5 reps
*burpee x 5 reps
*one arm thruster with kick left arm/leg x 5 reps
*pushup with right and left side knee
Repeat from row 2 more times !!