Changing diets is one of the hardest things to do. After years of training our systems to respond to a tolerable amount of sugars, chemicals, and processed foods, breaking away from those addictive substances can feel very similar to quitting any other addiction-prone substance. Headaches and mood-swings often accompany a dip in sugar intake and a sudden change in your diet can bring about hunger spikes and binge eating. However, eliminating these three foods from your diet can help to drastically reduce these urges.
Available in a multitude of flavors, sizes, and colors, Processed foods should be at the top of your foods to cut from your regular diet. Oftentimes complete with a laundry list or chemicals and flavoring agents, these foods are as naturally healthy as candy. Designed for a prolonged shelf-life and perfect appearance, it’s important to remind yourself of the chemicals that went into building your meal before you take another bite.
Alcohol may be a big hit at parties, but it’s an even bigger hit to your waistline. Rich in calories, easy to find, and even easier to consume, alcohol slows down or even stops the hormone that combats belly flab. It’s exactly for this reason that the term “Beer Belly” was born. Too much time at the keg and the body will start to resemble one,
Artificially sweetened beverages are among some of the most dangerous foods to consume when embarking on your diet journey. Packed with high fructose corn syrup, a chemical known to increase your hunger by pumping your system with empty calories, these drinks are a match made in the worst places imaginable. It’s no wonder mega-chain fast food restaurants pair their processed foods with soda. The more you eat, the stronger your addiction becomes, and the harder it is to lose the weight.