Being addicted to unhealthy foods is like being addicted to drugs. And what do you do to get rid of a drug habit? You slowly wean yourself of it over a period of time until you no longer need the drug. This can also be applied to unhealthy eating. It certainly helps me!
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I learned to love black coffee by "refreshing" my coffee without adding more milk and sugar. When you're about 1/3 through your cup with milk and sugar, add some more black coffee, but no milk or sugar. Over the course of weeks, you'll get used to less milk and sugar, and can wean yourself off!
If you like.. * ice cream, find a healthier version (I like Dreyer's double churned no sugar added) * fried chicken, find a baked version that you like * high salt & fat snacks, try salted dry roasted edamame
There are always better options!
milkshakes - try Hungry Girl's (cookbook) smoothies - WOW starches - try baked sweet potatoes with just a little salt high fat milk - wean yourself off of it by blending one 1/2 gallon with 1/2 gallon 2%, then the next time, straight 2%. When that tastes fine, do the same with 2% and 1%, and so on
When shopping the stores on the inner parameters, notice the sugar content on labels. Aim for 4 grams or less per serving. This awareness will help you stay the course on choosing cleaner foods with less imitation flavorings and strange unnatural ingredients. It's an eye opener for sure.
This is a good lifestyle improvement for all of us striving to live healthy and cleaner-- not just for diabetics anymore. When you minimize sugar,you wean yourself from some of your food habits and you'll soon see a change in you.
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