Dry July and junk food cravings

 

Dry July has begun and you may be experiencing junk food cravings? We have put together some helpful tips on how you can cut out the cravings and remain healthy in your Dry July.

Educate yourself on the impact of eating junk foods

Junk foods contain very little nutrients and are high in fat. They can also lead to an increased risk of obesity and chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. If you ‘re thinking that this only applies to people eating junk food everyday then you're mistaken. Add these meals up over time and it soon becomes evident of the impact that junk food has on your body.

Decide whether you ‘need' it

Remember your mum explaining the difference between needs and wants? Well the same rule applies here. You may crave a burger, but you may not need it. This doesn't mean to say that cravings aren't real; you might just need to find a healthier option. There are healthier options of most foods so give yourself some extra time and fix yourself up a healthy inspired meal.

Make time 

Giving yourself the extra time each week to shop around for healthier ingredients means you have more time to prepare, cook and enjoy your food.

Look on the bright side

This is all positive, and despite feeling like you have given up everything, think about all that you have to gain. Don't beat yourself up on having a craving once in a while, you're only human and you doing a great job. Remember, everything in moderation.

Enjoy yourself and your new found energy

You have never been the party pooper, so don't start now! Keep positive, energise yourself and laugh hard. Life is to be celebrated and you're on the right track.

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