5 Easy Steps:

1. Purge the junk food and unhealthy food items in your pantry, refrigerator, freezer and cabinets.
Read the ingredients (that’s the best way to gauge whether or not it is a healthy choice), if the first ingredients are sugar or fat, this is not a good choice. The words natural, low fat, no fat etc. on the label do not mean this is a healthy food.
There will be less temptation to eat junk food if you don’t have any in the house.

2. Replace the tossed items with nutritious foods. Keep fruits in the house.
Avoid transfats, artificial ingredients, preservatives and processed foods. Visit a natural food store to familiarize yourself with healthful ingredients that are listed on the labels. Ask questions of the employees there, collect handouts and read books on this subject.

3. Make the transition gradually, switching from white bread, white rice, table salt, margarine, soda, fryed foods, sugar and artificial sweetners to whole grain bread, brown rice, sea salt, olive oil, water, baked or broiled meats and fish and stevia which is an herb that is 200 times sweeter than sugar, without the calories and has been known to be safe for diabetics.

4. Pack lunch and snacks for work to avoid buying fast foods. Make extra dinners to take some for lunch and freeze some for when there is no time to cook.

5. Adjust portion sizes, eat less and more often. Don’t totally deny yourself, splurge once a week for something you love, only eat a small portion of it. Learn to identify whether you have a craving or are stressed or frustrated. If that is the case, do something good for yourself before eating something you will not be happy about later.

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