I used to be thin and under-weight my doctor would say. But now I find as I’m getting older I’ve been putting on extra pounds by eating junk food I could eat without any worry before. How do I break the habit and get to a healthy weight?
It’s all conditioning.
We have an emotional attachment to food, so we need to “uncondition” ourselves from what’s “bad”, to eating healthy foods that will provide the most benefits in terms of nutrients for our bodies.
I would say to myself “I can but I won’t” when it came to eating something I knew I shouldn’t.
Give yourself time to think before you eat, that way you are not chowing down on a bag of chips becuz it’s something you are used to doing while watching tv for example.
Hit a local farmers market if you have in your area, and buy produce you know you will eat, that way you can snack on fruit and veg and make meals with what you bought rather than letting it go to waste, and ordering or eating out. Make your meals at home!
Also try to cut out dairy if you can. I switched to almond milk and have the occasional greek yogurt, but consider myself to be dairy-free. Most importantly cut out refined and processed foods.
You pretty much want to eat foods that are earth grown, rather than manufactured.
Sure there are things like bread, crackers and cookies that are easier to buy than make, but you’ll notice a change in your body when you cut these things out. Otherwise stick with whole-grain (not whole wheat) products.
Another thing I recommend to help reduce body fat is fast. I did it for a while, as I wanted to drop a few pounds after getting sick, and fasting is also easier for me since I work from home, but you’ll want to fast for at least 12 hours… this way you are letting your body digest and filter all the food you ate the day/night before.
You may want to further look into fasting, as there are different methods on how it fits your lifestyle, but I hope all this info helps … good luck!